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Obstetrical Nursing Questions and Answers (Q&A)

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Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Urine retention

Urine retention causes a distended bladder to displace the uterus above the umbilicus and to the side. which prevents the uterus from contracting. The uterus needs to remain...Read More

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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: Jul 15, 2024
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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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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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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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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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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Oxygenation

Oxygenation of the fetus may be indirectly assessed through fetal monitoring by closely examining the fetal heart rate strip. Accelerations in the fetal heart rate strip...Read More

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Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Rapid diuresis

In the early PP period. theres an increase in the glomerular filtration rate and a drop in the progesterone levels. which result in rapid diuresis.Options A: There should be...Read More

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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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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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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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Supplemental feedings with formula

Routine formula supplementation may interfere with establishing an adequate milk volume because decreased stimulation to the mothers nipples affects...Read More

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Provide pain relief measures

Management of hypertonic labor depends on the cause. Relief of pain is the primary intervention to promote a normal labor pattern.

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Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Uterine tetany

Uterine tetany could result from the use of oxytocin to induce labor. Because oxytocin promotes powerful uterine contractions. uterine tetany may occur. The oxytocin infusion...Read More

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