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HEADACHE, BLURRED VISION, CONVULSIONS OR LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS, ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSUREPROBLEMS-A pregnant woman or a woman who recently delivered complains of severe headache or blurred vision.-A pregnant woman or a woman who recently delivered is found unconscious or having convulsions (seizures).-A pregnant woman has elevated blood pressure.GENERAL MANAGEMENT-If a woman is unconscious or convulsing, SHOUT FOR HELP. Urgently mobilize all available personnel.-Make a rapid evaluation of the general condition of the woman including vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, respiration) while simultaneously finding out the history of her present and past illnesses either from her or from her relatives.-If she is not breathing or her breathing is shallow:-Check airway and intubate if required;-If she is not breathing, assist ventilation using Ambu bag and mask or give oxygen at 4-6 L per minute via endotracheal tube;-If she is breathing, give oxygen at 4-6 L per minute by mask or nasal cannulae.-If she is unconscious:-Check airway and temperature;-Position her on her left side;-Check for neck rigidity.-If she is convulsing:-Position her on her left side to reduce the risk of aspiration of secretions, vomit and blood;-Protec

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