Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) occur in approximately 70% to 85% of all pregnancies and severe symptoms can lead to health complications that may endanger both the expectant mother and their unborn child (DynaMed, 2019). Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) affects about 0.3% to 3% of pregnancies and is defined as recurrent nausea and vomiting that results in weight loss, severe malnourishment, and dehydration (London et al., 2017). This educational activity will address the etiology, assessment, and management of this condition.
Kelly recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Grand Canyon University. She received her MSN at the University of Phoenix in 2011. Dr. LaMonica is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) and sits on the Educational Advisory Committee for AWHONN. She was also named as a Corresponding Member of the 2020 Research Advisory Panel of AWHONN. Dr. LaMonica is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. She is certified in Inpatient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring. Dr. LaMonica is an NRP Instructor. She is a Perinatal Risk Nurse for the past 8 years and was a labor and delivery nurse for 7 years prior to that. Dr. LaMonica is also a Clinical Instructor at Rutgers University and Raritan Valley Community College.
The content for this course was revised by Relias staff writer Stephanie Smith, MS, BSN, RN CPN. She has been a nurse for 25 years. Stephanie trained in New York as a Licensed Practical Nurse where she practiced pediatric hematology/oncology nursing. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis on Nursing Leadership and Administration from Excelsior College in New York and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN). She is Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified and is a former PALS instructor. Her clinical expertise is in acute pediatric medical surgical nursing and case management for children with medical complexity. She most recently worked at Duke Children’s Hospital as a Nurse Clinician before coming to Relias.
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Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Hyperemesis Gravidarum—More Than Morning Sickness
History and Background
Etiology and Epidemiology
Diagnosis and Differential
Management and Treatment
Maternal and Fetal Complications
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
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