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Chapter 22: Nursing Management of the Postpartum Woman at Risk

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Essentials of Maternity, Newborn, and Women's Health Nursing, 5th Edition., Ricci, 2020 | Registered Nurse (RN) School Study Aid

Chapter 22: Nursing Management of the Postpartum Woman at Risk
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Carboprost (Hemabate)
Mechanism
Prostaglandin F2-alpha Analog
Smooth Muscle Contraction
Indications
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Abortion
Side Effects
GI Distress
Hypertension
Fever
Bronchoconstriction
Considerations
Identify Cause of Fever
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Endometriosis
Cause
Endometrial Tissue Outside Uterus
Retrograde Menstrual Flow
Assessment
Dysmenorrhea
Cyclic Pelvic Pain
Irregular Vaginal Bleeding
Pain with Defecation
Dyspareunia
Interventions
Medications to Decrease Ovulation
NSAIDs
Surgery
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Postpartum Blues
Symptoms
Depressed Affect
Tearfulness
Fatigue
Resolves in 2 Weeks
Treatment
Supportive Care
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Postpartum Infection
Diagnosis
Fever > 100.4F After 24 Hours (38 C)
Risk Factors
Multiple Vaginal Examinations
Vaginal Trauma
Prolonged Rupture of Membranes
Cesarean Birth
Anemia of Pregnancy
Retained Placental Fragments
Poor Health Status
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Postpartum Hemorrhage
Mechanism
Uterine Atony
Lacerations
Retained Placenta
Signs and Symptoms
Bleeding
Hypotension
Boggy Uterus
Considerations
Oxytocin
Bimanual Compression of Uterus
Surgery
Blood Transfusion
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Depression Assessment
Physical Changes
Anergia
Self Neglect
Decreased Libido
Vegetative Signs
Mood
Sad Affect
Worthlessness
Guilt
Anger and Irritability
Cognitive
Ineffective Problem Solving
Slowed Thinking
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Postpartum Nursing Assessment
BUBBLE - LE
Breasts
Uterus
Bladder
Bowels
Lochia
Episiotomy (Laceration)
Lower Extremities
Emotions
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Major Depressive Disorder with Peripartum Onset
Diagnostic Criteria
Sleep Problems
Interest Deficit
Guilt or Worthlessness
Energy Loss or Fatigue
Concentration Difficulty
Appetite Changes
Psychomotor Retardation or Agitation
Suicidal Ideation
5 Symptoms Including Depressed Mood or Anhedonia for 2 Weeks
Onset No Later Than 1 Year After Delivery
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Venous Thromboembolism (DVT) Interventions
Anticoagulants
Prevention Education
Frequent Ambulation
Leg Exercises
Compression Stockings or SCD's
Avoid Nicotine and Oral Contraceptives
Surgery
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Venous Thromboembolism (DVT) Assessment
Mechanism
Venous Wall Inflammation caused by Thrombus
Assessment
Tenderness
Edema
Warmth
Asymmetry
Considerations
Could be Asymptomatic
Monitor for Pulmonary Embolism
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Pulmonary Embolism Causes
Causes
FAT BAT Mnemonic
Fat
Air
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Bacteria
Amniotic Fluid
Tumor
Risk Factors
Hypercoagulable
Central Venous Lines
Immobilized
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Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
Assessment
Bimodal Age Distribution
Painless Vaginal Bleeding
Amenorrhea
Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding)
Metrorrhagia (Bleeding Between Menses)
Interventions
Balloon Thermotherapy
Hormone Medications
Dilation and Curettage (DandC)
Considerations
Monitor for Anemia
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Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms
More Common in Elderly
Most Common in Females and Babies
Change in LOC
Dehydration
Fever
Urgency
Urethral Infection
Burning
Smelly Urine
Dark Cloudy Urine
Frequency of Urination
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Urinary Tract Infection Prevention and Treatment
Prevention
Shower after Sex
Urinate after Sex
Wipe front to Back
Treatments and Considerations
I and Os with Daily Weights
Increase Water Intake
Antibiotics
Avoid Caffeine
Dr Appointment in 2 Weeks
Void every 2 - 4 hours
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