New Guidelines on Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia, contribute significantly to maternal and foetal deaths in South Africa. This course is for family physicians, medical officers, general practitioners, midwives, and nurse practitioners working in primary care and district hospital levels to get up to date with the new national clinical guidelines.8 CPD Points and effort of 8 Hours with access for 6 months
Price: R 1, 272.00 incl. VAT
Presenter and co-author: Prof Bob Pattinson (University Pretoria)
Co-author: Prof Mergan Naidoo (University
Co-author: Prof Bob Mash
Provided to you in association with the South African Academy of Family Physicians (SAAFP)
SAAFP members will receive a 15% discount on the selling price of the course, please email your SAAFP membership number to us to claim your discount. Contact us.
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP), including pre-eclampsia, account for significant maternal and foetal mortality globally and more particularly in South Africa. Join practitioners in this course to learn through videos, scenarios, and reflective
questions to apply the recommendations made in the Hypertension in Pregnancy: National Guidelines (2018/19) to clinical decisions regarding HDP.
The 2017 Annual Saving Mother’s Report published by the National Committee on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal (NNCEMD) notes that of the mortality due to HDP in South Africa over 70% was associated with avoidable factors including failure of doctors
and nurses at all levels of health care to follow clinical guidelines including proper clinical assessment and failure of recognition of the dangers of severe blood pressure levels, intravenous fluid loading and timely referral to higher levels of
Educational aim:The aim of this course is to ensure that participants can apply the recommendations made in the Hypertension in Pregnancy: National Guidelines (2018/19) to clinical decisions regarding hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in order to substantially reduce the number of maternal deaths from this complex pregnancy-specific disorder.
By the end of this course practitioners should be able to:
- Describe the problem of HDP in South Africa
- Describe the key concepts underlying the management of HDP
- Describe the recommendations and algorithm for management of HDP in primary care
- Describe the recommendations and algorithm for management of HDP in district hospitals
- Apply the guideline recommendations to clinical decision making in primary care and district hospitals