LVN: Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Course Information

It is estimated that Hyperemesis Gravidarum affects approximately 1-3% of pregnant women per year.  This condition is characterized by weight loss, severe vomiting and nausea with electrolyte imbalance and possible dehydration.  This course will provide an overview of the diagnosis and treatment for Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

This course is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the California Board of Vocational Nursing for 2 Contact Hours.

Objectives

  1. Explain the mechanism of Hyperemesis Gravidarum
  2. Discuss treatments for Hyperemesis Gravidarum
  3. Describe a scenario where hospitalization is recommended for the patient with Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Course Instructor

Health CEU Academy Author

 Maryrose Espil, RN, MSN has more than 25 years experience in the health care field. She started training as a nursing assistant as a teen and has worked as a CNA, Certified Home Health Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse and Registered Nurse in various health care settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Excelsior College in 2012. She enjoys teaching and developing curriculum while working as a registered nurse in direct patient care. There are no relevant financial relationships with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

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LVN: Hyperemesis Gravidarum