In Episode 68, we talked about preeclampsia which has many complications. One of those is HELLP syndrome, which is a life-threatening condition that occurs during the later stages of pregnancy or that first week or so after giving birth. HELLP syndrome has a mortality rate of 30% and involves severe blood and liver dysfunction. 

In this podcast episode we’ll talk about: 

  • What the acronym HELLP stands for
  • How HELLP syndrome is classified
  • The signs and symptoms
  • What tests are conduction when HELLP syndrome is suspected
  • Complications of HELLP syndrome, including DIC, liver failure and cerebral hemorrhage
  • How HELLP syndrome is treated

Enjoy! And, references can be found here: https://straightanursingstudent.com/hellp-syndrome/

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