Online CPD course launched: New Guidelines on Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy in Primary Care and District Hospitals

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP), including pre-eclampsia, account for significant maternal and foetal mortality globally and more particularly in South Africa. This course consists of videos, scenarios and reflective questions which explain the recommendations made in the Hypertension in Pregnancy: National Guidelines (2018/19) to clinical decisions regarding HDP. (CLICK HERE to enrol)

The 2017 Annual Saving Mother’s Report published by the National Committee on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (NNCEMD), notes that of the mortality due to HDP in South Africa, over 70% was associated with avoidable factors. These include failure of doctors and nurses at all levels of health care to follow clinical guidelines, failure to follow proper clinical assessments and failure of recognition of the dangers of severe blood pressure levels, intravenous fluid loading and timely referral to higher levels of health care.

Educational aim:

This course aims to ensure that participants can apply the recommendations made in the Hypertension in pregnancy: National guidelines (2018/19) to clinical decisions regarding hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in order to substantially reduce the number of maternal deaths from this complex pregnancy-specific disorder.

Intended learning outcomes:

By the end of this course practitioners should be able to:

  1. describe the problem of HDP in South Africa
  2. describe the key concepts underlying the management of HDP
  3. describe the recommendations and algorithm for management of HDP in primary care
  4. describe the recommendations and algorithm for management of HDP in district hospitals
  5. apply the guideline recommendations to clinical decision-making in primary care and district hospitals.

Course information:

CPD points: 6 CEUs

Cost of the course: ZAR 1 272.00
Effort: 6 hours
Language: English
Access duration: 6 months

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Contributing authors:

  • Prof Bob Pattinson, University of Pretoria
  • Prof Mergan Naidoo, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Prof Bob Mash, Stellenbosch University

Audience: This course is for family physicians, medical officers, general practitioners, midwives, and nurse practitioners working in primary care and district hospital levels.

BONUS: 15% Discount for SAAFP Members

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