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We are a growing  community of nurses interested in the issues of women and newborns. Please browse our site to find out more about us, what we do, and available resources to promote the health of women and newborns.

Available Now: Hypertension in Pregnancy Resources from MNPQC

MNPQC's Hypertension in Pregnancy & the Postparum Period Initiative was created to improve the identification, treatment, and follow up of hypertension in pregnancy and the postpartum period. The workgroup has created several tools for your use and dissemination: 

Providers/Nurses: The toolkit above, the MNPQC Hypertension in Pregnancy Therapy Care Process Model, was created to help you better diagnose, treat, and educate your patients on hypertension in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Please share these materials, bookmark the page, and check back for the most up-to-date information.

Patients & Family Members: We have gathered the reliable education resources above for your use. Please share any health concerns with your provider(s) and seek treatment promptly for any signs/symptoms of hypertension.

ER Treatment of HTN

Providers/Nurses: The information in the above 2-page document outlines treatment of pregnant and postpartum women presenting to the Emergency Room/Department with hypertension. The information is taken from pages 19-20 of the full MNPQC Hypertension in Pregnacy Therapy Care Process Model posted below. For additional details and treatment information on treating hypertension in pregnancy and the postpartum period, please review the full toolkit. 

Providers/Nurses/Department Managers & Educators: The information in the above ER & Outpatient Treatment of Hypertension in Pregnancy Poster outlines treatment of pregnant and postpartum women presenting to the Emergency Room/Department, Urgent Care, or clinic setting with hypertension. The information is taken from pages 19-20 of the full MNPQC Hypertension in Pregnacy Therapy Care Process Model posted below.  Feel free to download & print this poster for use in your facility. For additional details and treatment information on treating hypertension in pregnancy and the postpartum period, please review the full toolkit. 

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As COVID-19 started its spread in Minnesota, nurse-midwife leaders from across the state started meeting weekly over Zoom to discuss how care was changing. With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting clinical visits, expecting patients experienced even less time with their providers during wellness checks and their partners weren’t allowed to attend with them. In addition, in-person prenatal classes were suspended. Learn More

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In these uncertain and stressful times, AWHONN MN wants nurses to remember:

1: YOU are dealing with COVID–19 not only at work but at home and in your community. Remember in Nursing School when they told us to leave work at work and home at home………it can’t be done, we are human and more than anything we are caregivers to everyone.
 

2: YOU are supporting each other to have the knowledge, skills and abilities to care for all patients including COVID-19 patients.
 

3: YOU are continuing to onboard and train new nurses so you have the staff you need- even though they are new to everything- not just COVID-19 patients.
 

4: YOU are doing all of this in a world where the messaging is changing every day and you are constantly having to keep up with new information.
 

5: YOU are escalating concerns so that caregivers and staff are as safe as possible and they know what to do in mostly common occurrences in uncommon times-as YOU are the voice of the patient.
 

6: YOU are practicing in a world that is no longer what we knew- this situation is unprecedented and changed- and you are coming together to keep moms and babies safe.
 

7: YOU are working to help bring babies safely into the world all while working to protect everyone else so the brand new grandma has the chance meet her new grandbaby.
 

8: YOU ARE AMAZING AND SO VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

-          Adapted from Anna Engelhart, CES, M Health Fairview

Check out these resources when you are in need of some self-care. Remember that you must care for yourself so you can care for others.  #AWHONNMN thanks you for all that you do!  We see you and we appreciate YOU!!!

https://wholefully.com/wellness/self-care/

https://www.mindful.org/free-mindfulness-apps-worthy-of-your-attention/

Visit our Related Resources page for additional websites, links, and educational events. 

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