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Isabella Garti, RM, BSN, MN

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Midwifery 2022
  • Country: Australia
Biography:

Isabella is a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Nursing and Midwifery at Charles Darwin University in Australia. She has over 12 years’ experience as a midwife and has also been an educator and researcher in her home country Ghana. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s in nursing from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. Isabella is a foundation fellow of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives and a member of the Ghana Registered Midwives Association. Isabella is currently undertaking her PhD focusing on improving midwifery care for women who develop preeclampsia in Ghana. She loves to engage in advocacy and is currently a member of Action on Preeclampsia Ghana (APEC-GH), the sole advocacy group concerned with preeclampsia in Ghana. She is a member of the APEC newsletter committee and occasionally facilitates their online webinars for pregnant women, their families, and midwives.

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Improving the Outcomes for Women Who Develop Preeclampsia: What Can the Midwife Do?
Pre-eclampsia, a complex hypertensive disorder of pregnancy is the second leading cause of global maternal mortality affecting about 8% of pregnancies. Although there are more positive outcomes for women who develop pre-eclampsia in Europe, North America and Australia, there are far more devastating consequences in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC’s). To improve the outcomes and ultimately achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), effective care is recommended for all women who develop pre-eclampsia, and this should be based on high quality guidelines to facilitate prompt identification and management. As front-line maternity service providers, midwives are instrumental in reducing maternal and neonatal deaths from all complications including pre-eclampsia. Across the continuum of care, midwives have the potential to save over 30% of women who develop pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Depending on the setting, midwives may assess, diagnose, initiate, and coordinate care for women who develop pre-eclampsia within regulated practice frameworks and in agreement with international practice standards. This presentation will highlight the burden of pre-eclampsia and discuss the current care recommendations during the antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. Practical application strategies in LMIC’s will be emphasized in the context of WHO’s quality care framework.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 16  |  Hours / CE Credits: 16.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Preeclampsia & Eclampsia in Midwifery