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When Provider Becomes Patient: HELLP Syndrome, Pre-eclampsia & Other OB Medical Emergencies-Stephanie Louka

OB emergencies are high stakes and can be high stress. Not all OB emergencies present with vaginal bleeding or abdominal pain. Sometimes these emergencies are more subtle. Taught from the perspective of an EMS provider and ED physician who experienced severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome personally, this course will provide a review of hypertensive emergencies, eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and other medical emergencies unique to OB patients. Pediatrics/Geriatrics/Special Populations Track Sponsored by the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the normal & expected physiological changes during the three trimesters of pregnancy;

2. Review presenting signs and symptoms of (pre) eclampsia and HELLP syndrome;

3. Recognize and treat pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and other medical conditions unique to pregnancy


Sibai BM. HELLP Syndrome, UptoDate, Inc. Feb 20, 2018.

  • Format
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Credits
    1 CE
  • After passing the course, your certificate will be available for download here.