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Hypertension in Pregnancy

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the classifications of hypertension in pregnancy
  • Understand criteria for adequate diagnosis of each classification
  • Understand signs and risk factors for each classification
  • Identify proper management and treatment options

Course Description

This training will cover the various hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, including increasing your understanding of classifications, proper diagnosis, management, and treatment options.

Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and Amplifire. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nursing Credit: Medical Education Resources designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses will be awarded contact hours upon successful completion of the activity.

Did You Know...

  • High blood pressure occurs in 1 in every 12 to 17 pregnancies among
    women ages 20 to 44.
  • A percentage of women (10 to 25 percent) with gestational hypertension can progress to having preeclampsia.
  • Gestational hypertension can also lead to fetal problems including intrauterine growth restriction (poor fetal growth) and stillbirth.

Course at a Glance

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Obstetrics Nurses and Providers

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20–30 Minutes

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