Detecting pre-eclampsia : a practical guide, using and maintaining blood pressure equipment
The hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP) and in particular pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are a major cause of maternal deaths in the world. Although the incidence varies from region to region, eclampsia accounts for up to forty percent of maternal mortality in some countries.
These guidelines are intented to help improve health worker's knowledge and clinical skills necessary for the early detection of high blood pressure, proteinuria and oedema which are hallmarks of this condition. They can be adapted by MCH programme managers for the training of staff, upgrading skills and knowledge, or as a guide for assessing training, equipment and supply needs.