Triage and Management of the Pregnant Hypertensive Patient

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  • Maureen A. Kelley CNM, PhD, FACNM

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      Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, 531 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
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    • Maureen Kelley received nurse-midwifery education at Downstate Medical Center and graduate degrees from the University of California San Francisco and the Medical College of Georgia. She is clinical associate professor and coordinator of the nurse-midwifery education program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. She is also acting director of a faculty practice with the Emory Clinic. She serves as the chair of the American College of Nurse-Midwives Division of Education.


Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, 531 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

ABSTRACT

Hypertension during pregnancy is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. Current thinking on the diagnosis and management of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy is presented, along with triage and risk management issues.

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