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1h 5m

Preeclampsia, Eclampsia and HELLP

This Course will address the clinical significance and management of preeclampsia and its complications. A real-life case study will also be presented to reinforce the information presented in this activity.

19 Apr 2016

Learning Outcomes

State

State the features of preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP

Explain

Explain both the prophylactic and curative treatment of preeclampsia

Identify

Identify the particular risk factors for preeclampsia

List

List the complications of preeclampsia and differential diagnosis

Educator

Comments

Excellent -- 04 Jul 2018
Great to have a very experienced obstetrician who has obviously dealt many times with managing PE -- 25 Jun 2018
Very interesting and informative the Doctor was very engaging well presented lecture -- 17 Jun 2018
Well stated -- 30 May 2018
Good case study -- 26 May 2018
Good -- 20 May 2018
excellent -- 19 May 2018
Very interesting an engaging -- 06 May 2018
Detailed overview -- 06 May 2018
Done well -- 10 Apr 2018
was educating -- 29 Mar 2018
Very informative -- 08 Mar 2018

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • What can go wrong in pregnancy?
  • Overview of preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP syndrome
  • Treatment options
  • Management and mode of delivery

Target audience

Predominately designed for midwives, but may also be applicable to other health practitioners working in a setting whereby they may encounter a woman with preeclampsia.

Purpose

Familiarise health professionals with the clinical significance and management of the woman affected by preeclampsia and its complications.

Need

Midwives may be the first to identify preeclampsia and must be alert to this potentially dangerous condition and how to prevent complications. The midwife is likely to have to undertake the emergency management of this condition and any complications. A recent study indicated that 51% of women in America are unaware of preeclampsia, with 78% lacking awareness of the symptoms of this condition. Preeclampsia can affect up to 15% of pregnancies, as well as be responsible for 15-20% of maternal mortality. Further, the definition, diagnosis and management of preeclampsia have recently been updated following a report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG).

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.

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