Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Strategies to Improve Outcomes : Journal of Infusion Nursing

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Strategies to Improve Outcomes

MacGibbon, Kimber Wakefield BSN, RN

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Journal of Infusion Nursing 43(2):p 78-96, March/April 2020. | DOI: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000363


Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease marked by weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration attributed to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting; HG increases the risk of adverse outcomes for the mother and child(ren). The complexity of HG affects every aspect of a woman's life during and after pregnancy. Without methodical intervention by knowledgeable and proactive clinicians, life-threatening complications may develop. Effectively managing HG requires an understanding of both physical and psychosocial stressors, recognition of potential risks and complications, and proactive assessment and treatment strategies using innovative clinical tools.

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