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Last Updated on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

There's an ongoing need to spread awareness and improve understanding of preeclampsia, even within the medical community. Our goal is to provide resources for patients and their caregivers to ensure all women receive timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment. As part of our ongoing commitment to patient and provider education, we participate in national and state quality care collaboratives and other practice improvement initiatives to reduce maternal and infant death and disability due to preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Obstetric Safety Takes Center Stage

Obstetric Safety Takes Center Stage

Preeclampsia Foundation Executive Director Eleni Tsigas (second from right) was honored to continute patient-centered strategies to improve obstetric outcomes at the 2016 Patient Safety Movement's World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit. Eleni joined speakers from Merck for Mothers, the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Edna Adan Hospital Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control as they highlighted ways we can prevent maternal and infant mortality. Patient advocate Todd Heiden shared the story of how his wife died from postpartum preeclampsia to highlight the real-life impact of this issue.

There were two key takeaways from the Optimizing Obstetric Safety panel discussion. First, healthcare systems and hospitals need to provide preeclampsia patient education to all expectant and new mothers. And we've got just what the doctor ordered! Click here to place your order for our free educational Illustrated Signs & Symptoms Pads. Second, healthcare systems and hospitals are strongly encouraged to adopt and deploy maternal safety bundles that provide best practices for quality improvement. Find more information on those bundles, including one for Hypertension in Pregnancy, available through the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health here.

Watch the 60-minute Optimizing Obstetric Safety Panel discussion

Educating Patients

Less than half of well-educated women know the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia. And still others may not share their symptoms with their healthcare providers for fear of over-reacting.

The Preeclampsia Foundation is working to improve the resources available to all women and their caregivers by providing free information in our Store. We also encourage providers to recommend the trustworthy information on our website to all their patients.

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Educating Providers

We help provide medical professionals across the globe with useful resources to aid them in the diagnosis and management of preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Please explore the practice guidelines, published literature, and materials we have available on this page and share them with your colleagues and patients.

We are also available to speak at Grand Rounds, clinical meetings, and community events where the patient's unique perspective and our expertise in patient education are needed.

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Healthy Start Convention
September 26, 2016
Washington, D.C.
 
University of Washington's
Placental Research Network
September 30, 2016
Webinar
 
Holmes Regional Medical Center
CEU course/Hypertension Education
September 30, 2016
Melbourne, FL
 
Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative
October 24, 2016
Webinar
 
Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative Annual Meeting
November 3, 2016
Lombard, IL
 

 

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