Hyperemesis gravidarum is severe nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy which leads to weight loss, dehydration, and ketosis. This article provides the medical-surgical nurse with information about caring for a woman with hyperemesis gravidarum.
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to identify care priorities for the pregnant woman with Hyperemesis Gravidarum in the medical-surgical practice setting.
Learning Engagement Activity:
Study Figure 1 to identify priority nursing considerations for commonly used drugs for Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
Contact hours available until 6/30/2021.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, AMSN Education Director.
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Excellent article, helped me understand the disease process better to care for this patient population better.
I enjoyed reading this article and feel it was informative. We do not care for pregnant women on our unit, however I had nausea and vomiting everyday of my pregnancy. I would have really appreciated having an article like this to read when I found out I was pregnant to help me understand HG. Everyone kept telling me my nausea and vomiting would resolve around week 12, but it did not. I did however try most of the complimentary therapies listed along with medication.
Great information and reminder that there are two patients involved here. Symptom management is a priority so the mom can optimize nutritional intake.
For the few OB patients that are cared for on our Med-Surg units, this information will come in handy. I had not really thought about the psychosocial aspect of caring for these patients. Alleviation of anxiety and support with self-care activities, and possible referral for counseling if needed, were just a part of the care provided and not really connected to the disease process itself (at least in my thoughts). However, I will now consider this aspect of caring for these patients more carefully in the future.
This certificate will not print, making you aware. Thank you.
Previously, we did not care for HG women on our med surg unit, but in the past year or 2, we are caring for them more frequently.
Presented easy to understand.
Informative and timely topic. Need to raise the awareness with colleagues on caring for/management of this patient population.
Not a lot of pregnant woman have HG, but those that do suffer badly. The medications for consideration are very helpful.