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Obstetrical Nursing Questions and Answers (Q&A)

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Answered: Apr 02, 2020
Stop of Pitocin infusion
Perform a vaginal examination
Reposition the client
Check the client’s blood pressure and heart rate
Administer oxygen by face mask at 8 to 10...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
Massage the fundus until it is firm

If the uterus is not contracted firmly. the first intervention is to massage the fundus until it is firm and to express clots that may have accumulated...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
Place the client in Trendelenburg’s position

When cord prolapse occurs. prompt actions are taken to relieve cord compression and increase fetal oxygenation. The mother should be...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
Perform a pelvic examination

A complaint of rectal pressure usually indicates a low presenting fetal part. signaling imminent delivery. The nurse should perform a pelvic examination to...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
Respiratory rate of 10 BPM

Magnesium sulfate depresses the respiratory rate. If the respiratory rate is less than 12 breaths per minute. the physician or other health care provider needs to...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
An increase of 300 calories a day

This is the recommended caloric increase for adult women to meet the increased metabolic demands of pregnancy.

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
Changes in the shape of the uterus

Signs of placental separation include lengthening of the umbilical cord. a sudden gush of dark blood from the introitus (vaginal). a firmly contracted...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
Notify the physician

Normally. one may find a few small clots in the first 1 to 2 days after birth from pooling of blood in the vagina. Clots larger than 1 cm are considered abnormal. The...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
A fetal heart rate of 90 beats per minute

A normal fetal heart rate is 120-160 BPM. Bradycardia or late or variable decelerations indicate fetal distress and the need to discontinue to...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
I need to stop breastfeeding until this condition resolves.”

In most cases. the mother can continue to breastfeed with both breasts. If the affected breast is too sore. the...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
Vertex presentation

Vertex presentation (flexion of the fetal head) is the optimal presentation for passage through the birth canal.Option B: Transverse lie is an unacceptable fetal...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
Supine position with a wedge under the right hip

Vena cava and descending aorta compression by the pregnant uterus impedes blood return from the lower trunk and extremities. This leads to...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
Fetal body part that enters the maternal pelvis first

Presentation is the fetal body part that enters the pelvis first; its classified by the presenting part; the three main presentations...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Apr 02, 2020
Uterine subinvolution

Late postpartum bleeding is often the result of subinvolution of the uterus. Retained products of conception or infection often cause subinvolution.Options A and C:...Read More

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Answered: Apr 02, 2020
Decrease

The placenta produces the hormone human placental lactogen. an insulin antagonist. After birth. the placenta. the major source of insulin resistance. is gone. Insulin needs...Read More

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