Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Preeclampsia

By Nursing CE Central

  • Text-Based CME
  • Jul 15, 2021 - Jul 15, 2024
  • Contact Hours : 1.5
  • USD 30.00


Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Preeclampsia is organized by Nursing CE Central.

Course Created on: July 15, 2021
Course Expires on: July 15, 2024

Preeclampsia and eclampsia have long been documented in history, previously referred to as toxemia of pregnancy. Unfortunately, these conditions continue to be not well understood.  Early-onset and late- onset are both known to be caused by a placental disorder; however, a maternal genetic predisposition to metabolic and cardiovascular disease has been noted in late-onset. The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISHHP) considers hypertension in pregnancy to consist of a systolic blood pressure greater than 140 mmHg and a diastolic blood pressure greater than 90 mmHg. Additionally, the ISHHP recognizes late-onset as occurring at 34 weeks gestation or later. Other clinical manifestations can range in severity. Left untreated these disorders can result in maternal death and/or fetal demise (3). 

This course will discuss the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia and eclampsia, as well as their diagnoses, and treatments. Upon competition of this course, the nurse should feel knowledgeable and comfortable providing patient education regarding the “red flags,” current treatments, when to notify a provider, and when to seek emergent care.

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
• Recognize risk factors as well as signs and symptoms of preeclampsia. 
• Learn how a diagnosis of preeclampsia is determined. 
• Recognize the difference between preeclampsia and eclampsia and complications of both. 
• Identify and provide patient teaching regarding “red flags.” 
• Recognize signs and symptoms of magnesium toxicity.

Course Outline:
• Overview
• Introduction
• Epidemiology 
• Patient Teaching – “Red Flags” 
• Complications 
• Treatment 
• Signs & Symptoms of Magnesium Sulfate Toxicity 
• Delivery Recommendations 
• Ongoing Research Studies 
• Summary 
• References


Registration Name Category Last Date Price
Course Fee Final Fee 15 Jul, 2024 USD 30.00

Credit Info

Accreditation Statement
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia and eclampsia, as well as current treatments, and ongoing studies. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete

Accreditations + Approvals:
• American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
• California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
• Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
• Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
• New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
• Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

  • Contact Hours : 1.5


  • Obstetrics Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioners

Target Audience

  • Nursing
  • Nursing - RN
  • Nursing - LPN
  • Nursing - RN
  • Advanced Practice Nurse

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