Obstetrics: Severe Maternal Hypertension

Obstetrics: Severe Maternal Hypertension

Severe Maternal Hypertension is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. The MSPQC Severe Maternal Hypertension project aims to equip every birthing facility and emergency department with the tools necessary to promptly and effectively manage cases of severe maternal hypertension and maximize outcomes for mothers and infants.

The MSPQC Severe Maternal Hypertension planning team has adapted the toolkit originally developed by the ACOG District II Safe Motherhood Initiative. This toolkit provides specific guidance about the management of severe maternal hypertension in the antepartum and postpartum periods through treatment algorithms and checklists.

The toolkit is available to all participating hospitals along with training on its use and implementation.

Objective: To reduce maternal morbidity and mortality from severe hypertension through the implementation of evidence-based strategies in patient diagnosis and management across all obstetric units in Mississippi.

Project Leaders: Charlene Collier MD, MPH; Lakisha Crigler, MD

Webinar Series:

#1- 1/26/16 Prevention Strategies for Preeclamspia,  James N. Martin Jr, MD, FACOG, FRCOG

#2 – 2/23/16 Stroke and Severe Maternal Hypertension, James N. Martin Jr, MD, FACOG, FRCOG

#3, 3/22/16, Eclampsia, The Essentials,  James N. Martin Jr, MD, FACOG, FRCOG

#5 Implementation of Severe Maternal Hypertension Toolkit, Susan R. Saunders, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, Rush Health Systems, Meridian, MS

# 6, 6/21/16, Management of Preeclampsia Post Partum- Dr. Jim Martin

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#7, 7/26/16, Management of Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy – Dr. J. Martin Tucker

#8, 8/9/16, Long-Term Consequences of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy on Maternal Health- Dr. Jim Martin

#10 9/27/2016, Accurate Measurement of Blood Pressure Review- Dr. Charlene Collier