Analysis of the potentially life threatening conditions of women in intensive care units

Alana Santos Monte, Liana Mara Rocha Teles, Camila Chaves da Costa, Linicarla Fabiole de Souza Gomes, Ana Kelve de Castro Damasceno

Abstract


Objective: to describe the main potentially life threatening conditions of women hospitalized in a maternal intensive care unit and their association with sociodemographic and obstetric variables. Methods: a cross-sectional epidemiological study was carried out with 560 women admitted to an Intensive Care Unit. Results: the most prevalent conditions were: use of blood products and severe preeclampsia/eclampsia. There was a statistical association between women from the metropolitan region, in the age group of 20 to 34 years and who had previously given birth. Mothers who had a potentially life threatening condition presented a higher chance of having a child with Apgar <7 in the fifth minute and weigh of less than 1,500g. Conclusion: the use of blood products prevailed, followed by severe preeclampsia and eclampsia. A strong relation was identified between the origin, parity and potentially life threatening conditions, as well as between these and negative perinatal outcomes.

Keywords


Morbidity; Maternal Health; Nursing.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15253/rev%20rene.v18i4.20226

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