Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy and Postpartum is a serious patient safety issue. Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy and Postpartum complicates nearly 2% of all pregnancies and has a wide variety of long term adverse effects on maternal health, including death. Healthcare professionals must be aware of the symptoms associated with postpartum hypertension in order to effectively educate patients.

Executive summary checklist

Complications that arise from hypertensive disorders are among the leading causes of severe maternal morbidity and preventable maternal mortality. Establish readiness across every unit Adopt standards for early warning signs, diagnostic criteria, monitoring, and treatment of severe preeclampsia/eclampsia (include order sets and algorithms) Provide unit education on protocols and unit-based drills (with post-drill

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