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• What is high blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood

vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the arteries that carry the
blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called
hypertension, means that the pressure in the arteries is above the
normal range.
• What is pregnancy-induced hypertension?
Pregnancy-induced hypertension—which may also be
called pre-eclampsia, toxemia, or toxemia of pregnancy—is a
pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure,
swelling due to fluid retention, and protein in the urine.
• Who is at risk of developing PIH?
• A woman is more likely to develop PIH if she:
• Is under age 20 or over age 35
• Has a history of chronic hypertension
• Has a previous history of PIH
• Has a female relative with a history of PIH
• Is underweight or overweight
• Has diabetes before becoming pregnant
• Has an immune system disorder, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
• Has kidney disease
• Has a history of alcohol, drug, or tobacco use
• Is expecting twins or triplets
• Signs and Symptoms
- Classic triad symptoms includes:
- Edema
- Weight gain
- Hypertension
- Proteinuria
- Could also include:
- Abdominal Pain
- Severe headaches
- Change in reflexes
- Visual disturbances
- Dizziness
- Nausea & Vomiting
• General Objectives
- To reduce maternal mortality.
• Specific Objectives
- For pregnant women in the community be aware of the risk
factors of pregnancy induced hypertension.
- Early detection of Pregnant women who has signs and
symptoms of gestational hypertension.
- For the health care providers to know how to manage
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension.
• Patients Name: Mrs. M. Mariano
• Age: 36 y/o
• Gender: Female
• Date Admitted: June 30, 2014
• Religion: Roman Catholic
• Birthplace: Quezon City
• Present Address: Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City
• Attending Physician: Dra. Lani Buendia MD
• Chief Complaint: Headache, Dizziness, Blurring of Visions,
• Diagnosis: Hypertension
• History of Present Illness
• 2 hours prior to check up patient had a headache that
gradually developed into a severe headache with dizziness
and blurring of vision.
• Upon admission patient complained of headache with nausea &
vomiting .
• “ Sumakit yung ulo ko kanina tapos bigla nalang akong nahilo
na parng nasusuka.” As verbalized by the pt.
• Data gathered as follows:
• Vital Signs:
Pulse Rate: 75
Respiratory rate: 15
Blood pressure: 160/100
Temperature: 36.7
Weight: 59kg

• G-3 P-2 (T-2 P-0 A-0 L-2)

• LMP- 11-26-13
• AOG- 30wks based on LMP
• EDC-09-03-14
• OB History
• G1 2001 Natural Spontaneous Delivery at QCGH No complication noted.
• G2 2007 Natural Spontaneous Delivery at QCGH Elevation of blood
pressure as per verbalized by the patients.

• Tetanus Toxoid Status:

• TT1 given 2001
• TT2 given 2001
• TT3 given 2007
• TT4 given January 16, 2014 at Betty Go Belmonte SHC

• Physical examination:
• (+) Edema on feet
• (+) Headache
• (+) Dizziness
• (+) Nausea & Vomiting
• (+) Protein traces on urine as per laboratory result
•Elevation of blood pressure on
previous pregnancy.
•Paternal side (+) hypertension.
Assessment Planning Intervention Evaluation
• Subjective: - To reduce pain - Vital signs taken - Somehow relived of
“Masakit yung ulo from headache. - Advised To rest for the h/a
ko parang a while. - Blood pressure
tumitibok.” - Provided quiet 150/100
environment. - Referred to hospital
• Objetive: - Referred to as per physicians
- Pallor physician for further advised due to
- Sweating mgt. Blood Pressure
- Irritable - Drugs (Nifedipine) elevation.
- Blood Pressure administered by
160/100 Nurse as per
Physicians order.
- Monitoring of Vital
Signs every 15
• Health Teachings:
• Use salt as needed for taste
• Decrease the amount of fried foods and junk food you eat
• Get enough rest
• Exercise regularly
• Elevate your feet several times during the day
• Avoid drinking alcohol
• Avoid beverages containing caffeine
• The Importance of Pre-natal Checkup
and History Taking.
• The importance of referral system.
• On how to deal with this kind of
situations with alertness and presence
of mind.