Maternity and Newborn - Postpartum : Nursing Course


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A new mother diagnosed with cystitis asks you how much she should be drinking everyday. You tell her to:

Increase her fluid intake to 3000ml/day

Rationale: Because cystitis occurs due to toxins in the kidneys, increasing fluid intake will assist the kidneys in flushing out the toxins, as well as keeping the body hydrated while the body is excreting more urine than normal.


An Rh negative mother that has given birth to an Rh positive baby should receive RhoGAM this soon:

Within 72 hours after birth

Rationale: This shot is given to prevent Rhesus disease in any future children the mother may have. This shot will prevent the mother's antibodies from reacting with the Rh positive antibodies of the baby.


Hemorrhage is defined as losing atleast this much blood after delivery:

500ml

Rationale:

Patient teaching for thrombophlebitis (blood clot in the vein) should include this tip:

Avoid crossing the legs

Rationale:

The best treatment for engorged breasts is:

Breastfeeding

Rationale:

The brownish pink discharge that occurs 5-10 days after delivery is called:

Serosa

Rationale:

The following is not a sign of mastitis:

Decreased body temperature

Rationale:

The following statement about a breastfeeding mother's nutrition is false:

Prenatal vitamins should not be taken

Rationale:

The fundal height decreases approximately this much per day:

1cm

Rationale:

The menstrual flow in a breastfeeding mother will return this soon after delivery:

3-4 months

Rationale:

The uterus returns to normal size in approximately this many weeks:

6 weeks

Rationale:

This post-partum maternal finding is a cause for concern:

Foul-smelling lochia

Rationale:

Thrombophlebitis is dangerous because it can lead to this potentially fatal condition:

Pulmonary embolism

Rationale:

When a client has had an episiotomy they should be instructed to perform perineal care:

After voiding

Rationale:

When a fundus is flaccid, the nurse should:

Massage it

Rationale:

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