Clinical presentation, assessment and management of pre-eclampsia
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Clinical presentation, assessment and management of pre-eclampsia

Layla Lavallee Staff midwife, Women’s Services, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England

Pre-eclampsia is a complex and unpredictable disorder that may occur during pregnancy. Its presentation ranges from mild to severe, and the condition may lead to the death of the mother and/or the baby in extreme cases. The earlier the disorder is detected and managed, the better the outcome. This article provides an outline of the disorder and its management, within the framework of UK and international guidelines. A series of suggested activities encourages the reader to reflect on the information provided within the context of their practice.

Nursing Standard. 29, 45,51-59. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.45.51.e9952

Correspondence

Layla.lavallee@ouh.nhs.uk

Peer review

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Received: 29 January 2015

Accepted: 26 March 2015