Preeclampsia is a complex, multi-system disorder that affects between five to eight per cent of all pregnant women. It is a major cause of severe maternal morbidity and perinatal mortality in Australia.
The presenter: Dr Wendy Pollock is a critical care nurse and midwife who undertook her PhD on critically ill pregnant and postpartum women. She has extensive clinical, education and research experience on preeclampsia.
The program: This clinically focused presentation will provide an updated understanding of preeclampsia and discuss priorities of management related to the prevention and recognition of the condition, acute treatment and long-term implications of the condition for women. It is suitable for midwives, emergency nurses, intensive care nurses, anaesthesia nurses and any health professional interested in learning about preeclampsia. The latest research and evidence-based clinical guidelines are incorporated into the program.