Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

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  • 9 Chapters
  • Author Daniel Ogera
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Friday 21st of January 2022


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Course Overview

The hypertensive disorders of pregnancy represent the most significant complication of pregnancy affecting approximately 5% of all pregnancies and 11% of all first pregnancies . They continue to be a major cause of maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Between 40 000– 70 000 maternal deaths annually worldwide are due to severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. The majority of these deaths occur in the developing world due to lack of technological and therapeutic intervention. This short course aims to help you understand more about these disorders and there prevention and management as a healthcare professional.

Course requirements

The course is designed for a broad, general audience but will be particularly interesting for medical students and healthcare workers with a background of nursing, medicine.

The course is also suitable for holders of other medical sciences and individuals working in healthcare,as well as those considering a career as a healthcare professional, those with an interest in personal health and fitness, or anyone who simply wants to understand this amazing topic.

What you'll learn

  • Classification and definition of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
  • Causes of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  • Pathological changes in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  • The midwife’s role in assessment and diagnosis
  • Diagnostic examination and evaluation
  • Care and management
  • HELLP syndrome
  • Eclampsia
  • Care of a woman with eclampsia

Course Curriculum

  • Classification and definition of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy15 Minutes
  • Causes of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia15 Minutes
  • Pathological changes in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia15 Minutes
  • The midwife’s role in assessment and diagnosis15 Minutes
  • Diagnostic examination and evaluation15 Minutes
  • Care and management15 Minutes
  • HELLP syndrome 15 Minutes
  • Eclampsia15 Minutes
  • Care of a woman with eclampsia 15 Minutes
  • Course assessment10 Minutes
  • Course feedback and review2 Minutes
  • Downloadable course materialsInstant
  • Course completition digital certificateInstant

Daniel Ogera

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