Nursing Care of the Family During the Postpartum Period

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Nursing Care of the Family During the Postpartum Period
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2014-09-07 21:54:21
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Nursing postpartum maternity
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Chapter 21
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  1. What is postpartum care for the mother targeted on?
    • *physiological recovery
    • *psychological¬†adaptation to maternal role
    • *ability to care for herself & the infant
  2. POSTANESTHESIA RECOVERY
    no woman should ever be discharged from recovery area until completely recovered from anesthesia (risk for falls)
  3. How soon should a mother attempt to breastfeed after giving birth and why?
    1-2 hours after birth; aids in contraction of uterus
  4. What should your assessment of the mother be 1-2 hours after birth?
    • *VS q 15 minutes for the first hour
    • *Check & Massage fundus
    • *Mother may experience intense tremors (similar to shivering)
  5. What does the BUBBLE HE mnemonic stand for?
    Breasts, Uterus, Bowels, Bladder, Lochia, Episiotomy, Homan's Sign, Emotional Status
  6. When assessing an episiotomy or C-section incision, what does the mneumonic REEDA stand for?
    • Redness
    • Editimous (Edema)
    • Ecumosis (Bruising)
    • Discharge (Drainage)
    • Approximation (Together or Apart?)
  7. How often should you take the mother's vital signs after birth?
    Every 15 minutes
  8. What determines the length of stay?
    • *physical condition of mother and baby
    • *mental and emotional status of the mother
    • *social support at home
    • *client education needs
    • *financial constraints
  9. GROUBRA
    Bright red lochia
  10. CIRMOSA
    Pink lochia
  11. ALBA
    White dischsrge
  12. ENGORGEMENT
    Increased blood and lymph supply to breasts leads to breast swelling

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