Hypertensive Crisis in the Obstetric Patient
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Jeffrey Fouche-Carmago, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT.
AWHONN Emerging Leader, Class of 2011
Description of program:
Complications from hypertension are a leading cause of maternal mortality and severe morbidity. Many times, these complications are preventable, yet adoption of evidence-based guidelines remains problematic. This presentation will review the latest evidence related to guidelines for detecting and responding to hypertensive crises in the obstetric patient. Evidence suggests that when barriers to providing emergency care to these patients are removed, outcomes improve. Suggestions on how to work in interprofessional teams will also be presented.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner should be able to:
1. Define hypertensive crisis in the obstetric client.
2. Discuss evidence-based treatment guidelines for hypertensive crisis in the obstetric client.