Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related mortality and leading contributors to premature birth. Following the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review, preeclampsia-related deaths were determined to have a significant chance of prevention. To help healthcare providers implement best practices for early recognition and treatment of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, CMQCC recently published the Improving Health Care Response to Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy toolkit. This toolkit is an update to the California Department of Public Health and CMQCC’s Preeclampsia toolkit from 2014 and contains expanded content to cover all hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
The toolkit is available to download in the “Resources” section of our website:
In addition to our toolkit, CMQCC is currently collaborating with the March of Dimes on a low-dose aspirin initiative to reduce preeclampsia using a hospital-community approach. Check back for more information soon!
CMQCC member hospitals are also encouraged to monitor their hypertension and preeclampsia metrics in our Maternal Data Center.