Clinical Case 2

A 42-year-old woman is brought into ED resus by ambulance with sudden onset breathlessness at 36 weeks’ gestation. She has been taking labetalol 200mg TDS for the last 2 weeks for new-onset hypertension.

Observations on arrival:

HR 115

BP 180/120

RR 38

O2 sats 92% on 15L non-rebreather

Temp 36.7

Alert to voice