A nurse is caring for a patient that is 6 centimeters dilated. The nurse should follow the protocol for care of the patient in:
•The patient is in the active phase of the first stage of labor when the cervix is dilated from 5 to 8 centimeters.
•First stage of labor is the period from onset of true labor to full cervical dilatation. This stage has three phases: latent, active, and transition.
•Incorrect: The latent phase begins at the onset of regular uterine contractions and ends with rapid cervical dilation of one-to-five centimeters. Contractions occur every 15-to-30 minutes and are 15-to-30 seconds in duration with mild intensity.
•Incorrect: The transition phase is the last and final phase of the first stage of labor. During this phase, contractions reach their peak and intensity, occurring every 2-to-3 minutes. Cervical dilation increases from 8 to 10 cm.