HELLP Syndrome

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    I am having one heck of a time doing a DC plan for this. Anyone familiar with it? Suggestions? Help!

    Profile photo of Sue

    With HELLP Syndrome the patient needs to be aware of any increase that she notices in swelling(anywhere), of any headaches, any bruising, any visual changes and report these changes to her doctor. She should be told not to overexert herself. Stay within dietary restrictions. She may have to continue with I & O at home-explanation to be given. Report to the Dr. any decrease in urinary output. Blood pressure should be monitored at least daily if not more frequently. Since the only “cure” for HELLP is delivery she will need to have someone at home with her to care for the baby. If the baby is still in NICU she will need support in getting there as well as the above. She will need emotional support. She may be feeling that this is her fault as to why the baby is ill, why there is financial stress in the home. She may not even be allowed to make the trip to the NICU if there is a distance factor involved.

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