Severe Hypertension Initiative

Complications arising from hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are among the leading causes of severe maternal morbidity and mortality, both nationally and in Georgia. The Severe Hypertension initiative launched in June 2019 with 41 birthing hospitals currently participating. This initiative focuses on standardizing care for pregnant and postpartum women with severe hypertension to ensure timely and appropriate treatment, and follows the AIM Severe Hypertension Patient Safety Bundle

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Data Reports for GaPQC Hospitals Enrolled in the Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Initiative

Severe Hypertension Initiative Webinar Series

Drills and Simulations

December 3, 2019

Webinar on YouTube

Drills and Simulations (pdf)

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Educating Patients - What They Need to Know

November 5, 2019

Webinar of YouTube


Educating Patients - What They Need to Know (pdf)

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Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement: Strategies for Success

October 1, 2019

Webinar on YouTube

HTN: Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement: Strategies for Success - Nunally (pdf)

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Case Identification

September 3, 2019

Webinar on YouTube


Case Identification - Witcher (pdf)

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Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

July 2, 2019

Presenter: Naima Joseph, MD, MPH

Webinar on YouTube

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (pdf)

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Collaborative Strategies for Implementing Systems and Culture Change

June 4, 2019

Presenter: Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Webinar on YouTube

Collaborative Strategies for Implementing Systems and Culture Change (pdf)

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