This education is currently offered for 0.0 CME credit as it's designed to be an introductory component to a hands-on obstetrical emergency simulation course. This educational presentation will provide the most recent evidence-based research on managing the obstetric emergency of eclampsia, including appropriate management options for this emergency. Following this education, learners will be required to complete the hands-on simulation course offered through Ascension Saint Thomas.
• Examine an appropriate strategy for managing an eclamptic seizure
• Identify current recommendations for management of hypertension in eclampsia
• Identify the appropriate strategy for assessment and timing of delivery
• Identify appropriate evaluation and treatment of postpartum headache and/or seizure
• 10 Practical, Evidence-based Recommendations to Improve Outcomes in Women Who Have Eclampsia, Baha M. Sibai, MD, OBG Management, November 2011, Vol. 23 No. 11, Reproduced with permission.
• Chik, Y. et al. (2009) A case of postpartum cerebral angiopathy with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Nat. Rev. Neurol. doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2009.114.
• Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: ACOG Practice Bulletin, Number 222. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jun;135(6):e237-e260. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003891. PMID: 32443079.
• Hanley M. Thomson C. Trauma in Pregnancy: Double Jeopardy. Emergency Medicine Practice. www.empractice.net. January 2003; vol.5, number 1
• Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU, Center for Experiential Learning http://utilis.net/fhm/2423.htm.
This education is designed to meet the needs of Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Certified Nurse Midwives, Primary Care Providers, APP’s, and other members of the healthcare team that may provide care to obstetric patients.