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Obstetrics Nursing (RN) School Study Aid


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Preeclampsia Assessment
After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy
Mild
Hypertension > 140/90
Proteinuria or End-Organ Dysfunction
Severe
Hypertension > 160/110
Progressive Renal Insufficiency
Vision Changes
HELLP Syndrome
Pulmonary Edema
2 mins
Preeclampsia Interventions
Side Lying Position and Bedrest
Antihypertensives
Magnesium Sulfate
Labor Induction
1 min
Eclampsia
Mechanism of Action
Increased Central Nervous System Irritability
Signs and Symptoms
Hyperreflexia
Positive Ankle Clonus
Headaches
Visual Disturbances
Epigastric or RUQ Pain
Seizures
Coma
Considerations
Don't Leave Bedside
Magnesium Sulfate
2 mins
Severe Preeclampsia
Mechanism of Action
Vasospasm and Decreased Organ Perfusion
Intravascular Coagulation
Increased Permeability and Capillary Leakage
Signs and Symptoms
Hypertension
Proteinuria or End-Organ Dysfunction
HELLP Syndrome
Hepatic Dysfunction and Hemolysis
Elevated Liver Enzymes
Low Platelet Counts
3 mins
Chorioamnionitis
Fever
Maternal or fetal tachycardia
Leukocytosis
Foul Odor to Amniotic Fluid
Treatment: Antibiotics
Monitor uterine tenderness, contractions and fetal activity
Monitor maternal vital signs & FHR
2 mins
Pregnant Cardiac Patient Assessment
Mechanism
Cardiac Decompensation
Signs and Symptoms
Frequent Cough
Dyspnea
Palpitations
Excessive Fatigue
Pulse > 100 bpm
Crackles
2 mins
Pregnant Cardiac Patient Interventions
Prenatal
Monitor for Cardiac Decompensation
Stool Softener
Calcium Channel Blockers
Labor
ECG Monitor
Open Glottis Pushing
Pulmonary Artery Catheter
No Beta-Adrenergic Medications
Penicillin Prophylaxis
Postpartum
Stress on Heart
2 mins
Pregnant Diabetic Patient Interventions
First Trimester
Increase Insulin then Decrease
Glyburide
Nutrition
Exercise
Second Trimester
Increase Insulin
More Likely to Develop Hypoglycemia than Hyperglycemia
Third Trimester
Double or Quadruple Insulin
Early Delivery
Postpartum
Drastically Decrease Insulin
Monitor Neonate for Hypoglycemia
2 mins

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