Maternity and Newborn - Postpartum : Nursing Course


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The best treatment for engorged breasts is:

Breastfeeding

Rationale: Releasing the milk will relieve pressure due to milk continuously being produced for the baby. A breast pump can be suggested is the mother isn't breastfeeding or isn't breastfeeding often enough.


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

3-4 months

Rationale: This all relates to the hormones the body is producing related to the continued production of milk. If a mother chooses not to breastfeed, her menstrual flow will return within 8 weeks.


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

Foul-smelling lochia

Rationale:

The fundal height decreases approximately this much per day:

1cm

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

Prenatal vitamins should not be taken

Rationale:

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:

The following is not a sign of mastitis:

Decreased body temperature

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

Within 72 hours after birth

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

500ml

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When a fundus is flaccid, the nurse should:

Massage it

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

Serosa

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

After voiding

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

Pulmonary embolism

Rationale:

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

6 weeks

Rationale:

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

Avoid crossing the legs

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