A patient in labor is being monitored for contractions. Which of the following should the nurse document related to contractions?
• The nurse needs to document uterine contractions. This includes frequency, intensity, and duration of contractions.
• Dilation of the cervix should be documented separately from uterine contractions.
• Patient position can affect the length of labor, and this should be documented in the patient's chart.
A postpartum patient is experiencing urinary retention. The nurse would expect the physician to order which drug in order to stimulate bladder contractions?
A pregnant woman is rushed to the hospital with vaginal bleeding, rapid thready pulse, and falling blood pressure. She is distressed and crying. After inserting a needle through the postvaginal fornix, the doctor confirmed a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. The nurse's immediate action prior to surgery is to
According to Bartholomew's rule, if the fundus is at the level of the umbilicus, the age of gestation is
A premature neonate is experiencing severe respiratory distress in the delivery room. Once bag/mask ventilation and oxygen are provided, the condition of the infant deteriorates further. The abdomen appears sunken, body temperature is low, cyanotic and nasal flaring are observed. Which action should the nurse prepare for next?
The nurse is assessing a patient after delivery and finds the uterine fundus boggy and 1 centimeter above the umbilicus. Which of the following is the priority nursing intervention?
A pregnant woman is expecting to deliver in two months. She expresses concern about the immunization schedule for her upcoming baby, particularly the hepatitis B vaccine. What information should be explained to the patient?
Courtney, a 34-year-old, suspects that she is pregnant. A serologic immunoassay test is performed to determine if she is pregnant. Which of the following statements is true about the test?
Which of the following should the nurse consider in the plan of care for a pregnant patient with diabetes mellitus who is taking insulin?
To accurately assess for jaundice in a patient with dark skin, the nurse should examine which area of the body?
A woman receives a rubella vaccination while in the hospital. Which of the following instructions would the nurse give her?
The nurse is caring for a primigravida complaining of lightheadedness, faintness, cold clammy skin, and palpitations after lying supine. The appropriate nursing intervention is
The nurse evaluates a newborn immediately after birth to have a heart rate of 90, blue extremities, no response to a catheter in the
Upon the delivery of a newborn, the APGAR score of the child within the first minutes was 5. This means
The nurse is caring for a patient that has been addicted to drugs for several years. The patient has just delivered an infant 48 hours ago. Which of the following assessment findings can the nurse expect in the infant?
A nurse administers vitamin K to newborn babies because they lack the intestinal flora required to make vitamin K. Why is it important for our bodies to have vitamin K at birth?
The nurse is providing teaching to a newly pregnant patient. The nurse advises her to take calcium and what vitamin to increase calcium absorption?