Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 8-5-2022

Document Type


Course Number


Course Name

Adv Pathophysiology for APN

Professor’s Name

Batross, Bhatnagar


HELLP Syndrome, Mother/Infant, Organ Failure, Bleeding Disorders, Perinatal Loss, Pre-Eclampsia

Subject Categories

Maternal and Child Health | Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Women's Health


The research provided was to understand a rare, life-threatening condition that occurs in pregnant women or recently postpartum women. The topic searched was HELLP Syndrome, an acronym for Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, and Low Platelets. This syndrome is named this due to the underlying conditions in women who experience this disorder. Women can recover from HELLP Syndrome if detected early and treated appropriately, but symptoms are vague and difficult to diagnose. The best way to understand and detect this disorder is by promoting awareness and understanding the mechanisms and treatment involved. A search was conducted about the topic through research databases to understand the risk, clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, and treatment options available to manage this disorder as it can cause maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. The research concludes that awareness of the disorder and early detection of symptoms is crucial to improving the outcomes of patients who develop this. Early detection and acknowledgment, along with an association of manifestations of the disorder, leads to quicker treatment and can allow for improved outcomes for both the mother and infant.

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Copyright, all rights reserved. Fair Use



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