Document the finding
Report the finding to the doctor
Prepare the client for a C-section
Continue primary care as prescribed
Venereal Disease Research Lab (VDRL)
Rapid plasma reagin (RPR)
Florescent treponemal antibody (FTA)
Thayer-Martin culture (TMC)
Elevated blood glucose
Elevated platelet count
Elevated creatinine clearance
Elevated hepatic enzymes
The nurse places her thumb on the muscle inset in the antecubital space and taps the thumb briskly with the reflex hammer.
The nurse loosely suspends the client’s arm in an open hand while tapping the back of the client’s elbow.
The nurse instructs the client to dangle her legs as the nurse strikes the area below the patella with the blunt side of the reflex hammer.
The nurse instructs the client to place her arms loosely at her side as the nurse strikes the muscle insert just above the wrist.
Magnesium sulfate 4gm (25%) IV
Brethine 10mcg IV
Stadol 1mg IV push every 4 hours as needed prn for pain
Ancef 2gm IVPB every 6 hours