A case study approach to Hyperemesis Gravidarum: home care implications

Andrea Jennings-Sanders
Home Healthcare Nurse 2009, 27 (6): 347-51; quiz 352-3
Clients with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) have nausea and/or vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids. A client could have weight loss, dehydration, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic deficiencies, difficulty with daily activities, psychosocial stress and depression. Managing a client at home with HG is very complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach.

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