Nursing action in patients with Sheehan”s syndrome: A literature review

Keywords: Sheehan syndrome; pituitary insufficiency; postpartum hemorrhage; therapeutic approach; nursing interventions.


The aim was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of Sheehan”s syndrome, as well as to explore therapeutic approaches, identify common complications and evaluate nursing interventions. A review of 50 articles selected for their relevance was carried out. The reported prevalence is 14 million cases of postpartum hemorrhage annually, with an overall incidence of Sheehan”s syndrome of 1 in 100,000 births. Pregnancy and subsequent postpartum hemorrhage are presented as the main precipitating factors. Effective treatment requires permanent hormone replacement. Key complications include agalactia, amenorrhea, and hypopituitarism. Nursing interventions focus on symptom management and implementation of the Nursing Care Process (NCP). Postpartum hemorrhage exceeding 1000 ml of blood loss, with insufficient volume replacement, is a common history in patients with Sheehan”s syndrome.


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Author Biography

Patricia Alexandra Espinoza Loja, Instituto Superior Tecnológico Universitario San Isidro | Cuenca | Ecuador

Licenciada en Enfermería; Máster Universitario en Dirección y Gestión de Unidades de Enfermería; Especialista Internacional en la Administración y Gestión de la Epidemiología y Salud Pública; Doctorando en Salud Pública.


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How to Cite
Espinoza Loja, P. A. (2024). Nursing action in patients with Sheehan”s syndrome: A literature review. Religación, 9(40), e2401203.