The group chose the case for the reason that they wanted to show the readerstheprocess on how pre-eclampsia occurs and for them to fully understand and beremindedon one of the complications associated withpregnancy.In developing countries: preeclampsia/eclampsia impact 4.4% of all deliveries(1)and may be as high as 18% in some settings in Africa (2) If the rate of life threateningeclamptic convulsions (0.1% of all deliveries) is applied to all deliveries fromcountriesconsidered to be the least developed, 50,000 cases of women experiencing thisseriouscomplication can be expected each year. According to Safe Motherhood.org of the585,000 maternal annually (3), 13%, or 76,050, are due toeclampsia.Nurse-Centered ObjectivesUpon completion of this case study, the student nurse should be ableto:1. Identify the risk factor contributing to the occurrence of thedisease.2. Formulate significant nursing diagnosis, with the significantly related nursingcareplan.3. Identify the different medications administered for this disease their indications,contraindications, side effect, and specific responsibility .
Identify the laboratory and diagnostic procedure done with the pre-eclampticpatient, their indication and purposes, and specific nursingresponsibilities.Client-Centered ObjectivesUpon completion of this case study, the client should be ableto:
Understand awareness of her disease.
Know the possible causes of the disease.
Learn and understand why such laboratory examinations are beingdone.