The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have collaborated on a multiyear initiative entitled “Identifying and Managing Obstetric Emergencies in Nonobstetric Settings.” This initiative addresses pregnancy-related emergencies and complications such as cardiomyopathy, preeclampsia, eclampsia, and stroke, as well as mental health conditions that can pose serious risks to both the mother and the baby.

The primary goal is to enhance the preparedness of emergency departments, EMS, and urgent care practitioners in identifying and managing emergency complications that may arise during pregnancy.

Below are algorithms specifically tailored for non-obstetric settings:

We encourage all healthcare providers to utilize these resources to enhance your knowledge and skills in managing pregnancy-related emergencies. By fostering collaboration and staying informed, we can better protect the health and well-being of pregnant individuals.

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