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Which of the following client statements would indicate to the nurse in charge that the client needs further instruction after teaching the client about the purpose of the ultrasound? A client at 36 weeks gestation is scheduled for a routine ultrasound prior to an amniocentesis.  



A. The ultrasound will help to locate the placenta
B. The ultrasound identifies blood flow through the umbilical cord
C. The test will determine where to insert the needle
D. The ultrasound locates a pool of amniotic fluid

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Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Jul 08, 2020

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W. Mocroft

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Answered Jan 17, 2019

B is the answer to this question. There is a need to undergo a routine ultrasound before amniocentesis. This can be valuable in making sure where the placenta is. The ultrasound will also show where the pool of amniotic fluid is.

This can be the area where the doctor will insert the needle. A routine ultrasound will not show the blood flow through the umbilical cord. There is another type of test that would show that called Color Doppler Imaging Ultrasonography.

This can be requested by the mother if she thinks that this is necessary or it may be needed by the doctor when there are some things that are being checked related to the blood flow that the fetus receives.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jul 01, 2017

The ultrasound identifies blood flow through the umbilical cord

Before amniocentesis, a routine ultrasound is valuable in locating the placenta, locating a pool of amniotic fluid, and showing the physician where to insert the needle. Color Doppler imaging ultrasonography identifies blood flow through the umbilical cord. A routine ultrasound does not accomplish this.
 

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