Hypertension In Pregnancy

Overview

5 out of 5 (2 Reviews)

Credits

1.25

Post Assesment Questions

9

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

11 Oct 2021

Last Reviewed

11 Oct 2020

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including chronic hypertension with or without superimposed pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia with or without severe feature, Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes and Low Platelet Count (HELLP) syndrome or eclampsia present a significant risk of morbidity to both mother and fetus. Although appropriate prenatal care with close observation to detect signs of end organ damage and prompt delivery to reduce or avoid adverse effects have produced reduced morbidity and mortality, morbidity and mortality still do occur. While hypertension itself presents concerns during pregnancy, adverse effects from progression to pre-eclampsia/eclampsia along with HELLP syndrome present the primary concern. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of hypertension in pregnancy and highlights the role of an interprofessional team in evaluating and improving care for patients with this condition.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe hypertension in pregnancy,
  • Explain the causes of hypertension in pregnancy.
  • Outline the management strategies for the different causes of hypertension in pregnancy.

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    Reviews

    One should be able to review the questions and answers after completing the CME. For the of us preparing for Board certification or recertification, constant review of the MCQ and answers are always helpful. The post test evaluation is too long. More time was required to complete the evaluation than to complete the test questions. 5 to 6 evaluation questions should be enough. Uptodate evaluation of CMEs is just right. Medscape evaluation is too long.

    Valentine C C. on 1/27/2021

    Michael S. on 3/6/2021

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