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Autumn Fuselier

Improving Outcomes for the Dyad: Identification & Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy

  • Speaker: Autumn Fuselier , DNP, APRN, CNM
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Hypertension in pregnancy is a global public health threat complicating approximately 2-3% of pregnancies worldwide. The hypertensive spectrum ranges from mild, essential, or gestational hypertension to severe disease including the pre-eclampsia spectrum, HELLP syndrome, and eclampsia. These hypertensive disorders account for approximately 50,000 maternal deaths worldwide and have become a leading cause of maternal mortality. The incidence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy has also increased worldwide, disproportionately affecting pregnant people of color. Staying up to date with the latest research and thoughts on best practice for identification of disease and clinical management of hypertension in pregnancy can prepare practitioners to efficiently identify and treat pregnant people with hypertension thereby reducing complications and improving maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity rates.