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Last Updated on May 19, 2020


Healthcare Providers

With our alarming maternal morbidity and mortality rates, and the statistic that 60% of preeclampsia related deaths are preventable, we couldn’t be more pleased that you are here. Combatting adverse outcomes starts with educating your patients and following best practices. Thank you for joining us in the fight to ensure no moms' or babies' lives are threatened due to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

 
BEST PRACTICES

Stay Up-to-date on Current Best Practices

Although preeclampsia is sometimes called the disease of theories, there are (mostly) agreed upon best practices to prevent, recognize, diagnose and treat hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Here you can find the current best practices, from task force consensus statements to practice bulletins from around the world.

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EDUCATING PATIENTS

Recognition & Response is Critical

It used to be that less than half of expectant moms knew the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia. Because of the work of the Preeclampsia Foundation and our provider partners, we're making progress. Still today, there are mothers who do not report their symptoms to their healthcare providers for fear of over-reacting or because they do not recognize the dangers of these warning signs. Working with other national organizations, we also have work underway to ensure that when they do report their concerns, they are heard. Listen to moms!

The Preeclampsia Foundation is working to improve the resources available to all women and their caregivers by providing evidence based educational materials in our Store and throughout our website. We encourage providers to use and recommend these resources. Through our membership on the Council for Patient Safety in Women's Healthcare, we successfully included these important warning signs on other organization materials, as well.

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LONG TERM IMPACT

Effects of Preeclampsia Don’t End With Delivery

There is a strong body of research the explains the long-term implications - especially heart disease, stroke and hypertension - for survivors of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Although guidelines are still needed to define continued, long term care, we are working with partners to develop a care pathway for survivors. Here is current information for your patients and a white paper synthesizing the latest data on preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease.

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MENTAL HEALTH

Recognizing Trauma and Promoting Mental Wellness

Many women who suffer a preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome diagnosis are grieving what they thought their birth experience would be. It is important that providers acknowledge their birth trauma and support them in finding healing. 

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INNOVATION

Driving Disruptive Technologies 

We value innovation and disruptive technologies to improve diagnosis and management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Here is what we’re doing to catalyze improvements and eliminate disparities and health inequities.

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ENGAGING PATIENTS

Ensuring the Patient Voice in Quality Improvement

Patient and family engagement can improve many aspects of health care performance including quality, safety, financial performance, patient experience of care, patient outcomes, and employee satisfaction.

There are many benefits to working with patient and family partners in quality improvement work, including:

  • Patient and family partners think like their peers. The medical staff will typically think in a collective group think. This causes them to miss things that are so obvious to patients.
  • Patient and family partners are going to engage other patients and family in the work of patient and family education from a peer to peer perspective. This is a benefit to medical organizations because patient and families listen to other patient and families because they know they will be understood.
  • Patient and family partners save you time and money. Teams who embed patient and families reach their goals sooner.
  • Patient and family partners keep the conversations centered around things that patient and families deem important as well.
  • Patient and family partners also improve safety.
  • Patient and family partners also have been known to improve patient experience.
 
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We Need You

We’re training healthcare providers, educating patients and conducting and funding research to ensure hypertensive disorders no longer threaten the lives of mothers and their babies. Preeclampsia strikes quickly, and we invite you to join us in striking back! There are many ways you can support education, healthcare, and research programs developed to save the lives of moms and their babies.

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