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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