This training manual provides detailed, descriptive, and practical instructions and tips necessary to respond to obstetric emergencies (severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia). The manual is an integral part of the collaborative efforts between the Federal Ministry of Health and the MacArthur Foundation to scale up the use of magnesium sulphate in the management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Nigerian health facilities. Magnesium sulphate has been established as the gold standard in the management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, but lack of knowledge and necessary skill have been identified as some of the factors responsible for its limited use in Nigeria. This training manual will help fill the critical knowledge gap both in training and practice with respect to the management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. It is hoped that magnesium sulfate and the standard of care presented in this manual will be made available in all appropriate health facilities, training institutions, and other stakeholders throughout Nigeria to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with preeclampsia/eclampsia.
Federal Ministry of Health and Population Council. 2012. "Training manual on the use of magnesium sulphate in the management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia [trainee version]." Abuja: Federal Ministry of Health.
Use of Magnesium Sulfate to Treat Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia
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