Pregnancy and Hypertension
To help nurses identify the subtle differences between hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and clarify the appropriate course of treatment based on the specific disorder.

Course Publication Date: June 22, 2017

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Author:Alison Palmer RN, BSN
Course No:PH060117
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Peri-Natal Medicine
Women's Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Distinguish the stages of progression that mark the diagnosis of chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, eclampsia, HELLP syndrome and DIC.
  • Correctly identify the treatment of choice for each disease process.
  • Name at least 3 warning signs that should trigger healthcare providers to look for disease progression.
  • Identify clinical data that can be gathered routinely as preventative screening.


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