2014 | Month:December | Volume:1 | Issue:2 | Page:86-89
Preeclampsia is a hypertensive, multi-system disorder of pregnancy whose etiology remains unknown. Although management is evidence-based, preventive measures/screening tools are lacking, treatment remains symptomatic, and delivery remains the only cure. As in the past, the current role of physicians and nurses in the management of pre-eclampsia-eclampsia continues to revolve around the protection of maternal/foetal wellbeing and optimization of positive health outcomes. Given that effective preventive measures and screening tools is presently lacking, routine assessment of the signs/symptoms indicative of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia remains critical to the detection, monitoring, and effective management of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia. Patient education and the provision of a supportive environment are also essential to the optimal management of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia. This article deals with the integration of health care services in preventing the complications of pre-eclampsia.