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Obstetrical Nursing Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Santepro
Answered: Oct 25, 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: Oct 25, 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: Oct 25, 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: Oct 25, 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: Oct 25, 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: Oct 25, 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: Oct 25, 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: Oct 25, 2020
Cause decreased placental perfusion

This is because the impedance of venous return by the gravid uterus. which causes hypotension and decreased systemic perfusion.

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Santepro
Answered: Oct 25, 2020
Indicates the presence of infection

Lochia. the discharge present after birth. is red for the first 1 to 3 days and gradually decreases in amount. Foul smelling or purulent lochia usually...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Oct 25, 2020
Fetal heart rate of 180 beats per minute

A normal fetal heart rate is 120-160 beats per minute. A count of 180 beats per minute could indicate fetal distress and would warrant physician...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Oct 25, 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: Oct 25, 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: Oct 25, 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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A. Cook, English Professor
Answered: Nov 27, 2018
Correct answer option B - production of estrogen. Increase in the production of estrogen is seen in pregnancy and this leads to an increase in vaginal secretion known as leukor...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Oct 25, 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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