Managing Eclampsia: Midwifery Education Module 5

Publication date: 2013

Inventory of Tools for Maternal Health Supplies Prepared by Maternal Health Technical Reference Team, 2013 Information Sheet Managing Eclampsia: Midwifery Education Module 5 Developer World Health Organization (WHO) How to access the tool Online module located at: http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/documents/5_9241546662/en/ English version: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2008/9789241546669_2_eng.pdf Portuguese version: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2005/9248546668_5_por.pdf Purpose This module begins with an explanation of the conditions of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. The content then covers the factors that contribute to eclampsia, how it can be identified and differentiated from other conditions, how it can be prevented and, if it does occur, how it can be managed. The skills specific to preventing and managing eclampsia include: identification of risk factors for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia; midwifery observations; and care and observation during a fit. The general skills in this module include: taking blood samples for analysis; setting up and monitoring an intravenous infusion; administering necessary medicines; urinary catheterization; preventing thromboembolic disorder; universal precautions for prevention of infection; and maintaining records. Audience This tool may be used at all levels of the health system for training midwives. Language English, Portuguese Keywords Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia (PE/E), training material, midwives

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