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What does the nurse in charge plan to use both hands to assess the clients fundus while assessing a primipara during the immediate postpartum period?



A. Prevent uterine inversion
B. Promote uterine involution
C. Hasten the puerperium period
D. Determine the size of the fundus

This question is part of NCLEX Questions for Maternal and Child Nursing 2 (Exam Mode) by RNpedia.com
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Jul 08, 2020

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Matz Lewis Clark

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Matz Lewis Clark, College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered Jan 31, 2019

Correct answer is option A
The use of both hands is helpful in assessing the fundus to prevent uterine inversion.

Uterine inversion is one of the possible complications of childbirth, the uterus literally turns inside out, and the fundus of the uterus comes through the cervix or even out of the vagina. The doctor, midwife or nurse will try to reposition the uterus and push the fundus back through the cervix.

Uterine involution is the process by which the uterus returns to its pre pregnancy state. It is a physiological process that takes 5 to 6 weeks.

The puerperium period cannot be hasten by accessing the fundus of the uterus, puerperium period is a period of about 6 weeks after childbirth during which the mother’s reproductive organs return to their original non pregnant state.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Nov 26, 2017

The nurse assessesthe size of the fundus and foruterine involution

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 14, 2016

Prevent uterine inversion

Using both hands to assess the fundus is useful for the prevention of uterine inversion.
 

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