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Pregnancy/comp

Complications/LPN

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What is the most serious complication of an ectopic pregnancy should the LPN watch for? Shock
Where do ectopic pregnancies occur? Fallopian tubes
What is a hyatidiform mole? A rare mass or growth that forms inside the womb at the beginning of pregnancy.
What is the difference between PIH and preeclampsia? Both are gestational induced hypertension but preeclampsia also includes protein in urine.
Some s/s of PIH? Racing pulse, edema, headache, blurred vision, elevated BP.
What is eclampsia? Seizures in a pregnant woman.
If a pt has seizures, what is an important nursing observation? I&O's
What causes PIH? Unknown
Some s/s of PIH? Racing pulse, edema, headache, blurred vision, elevated BP.
What medication will be given to a preeclamptic pt to prevent seizures? Mag Sulfate
Although higher than normal, what is a therapeutic level of magnesium for the preeclamtic pt that will still allow normal RR? 4-8mEq
S/S of magnesium toxicity? Drowsiness, loss of DTR's, muscle weakness.
What medication counteracts Mag toxicity? Calcium gluconate
If preeclampsia results in intracranial bleed, what med may be ordered? Apresoline
What s/s often precede seizures? Severe headache and muscle twitching
What is the patho of PIH induced headaches? Edema of the brain
What is considered to be a diagnostic BP for PIH? Increase >30 systolic BP
What should the LPN observe for in caring for pt with threatened abortion (miscarriage)? Vaginal bleeding, passing of tissue or amniotic fluid.
If a pt is passing large clots and having severe cramps and cervix is dilated, what is expected? Inevitable abortion
What is loss of unplanned pregnancy called? Spontaneous abortion
What s/s often precede seizures? Severe headache and muscle twitching
What is the patho of PIH induced headaches? Edema of the brain
What should the LPN observe for in caring for pt with threatened abortion (miscarriage)? Vaginal bleeding, passing of tissue or amniotic fluid.
If partof the placenta is retained from miscarriage, what is the term used? Incomplete abortion
If a woman has had 3 or more miscarriages, the condition is termed what? Habitual abortion
What is done for an incomplete abortion? D&C to clean out contents of uterus, prevent infection and stop bleeding.
What test will probably be ordered for a third trimester pt with vaginal bleeding? Ultrasound
What is an incompetent cervix? Cervix not able to support weight of fetus resulting in miscarriage.
What is hyperemesis gravidarum? uncontrollable n/v, usually in 1st trimester, requiring diet modification
What is placenta previa? Abnormal low placement of pacenta covering cervix partially or completely. Causes nonpainful vaginal bleeding.
What is abruptio placenta? Separation of placenta from uterus causes PAINFUL bleeding and firm board-like uterus.
What should the nurse not do for pt suspected of abruptio placenta or placenta previa? Perform vaginal exam
What type of fetal damage may be caused by rubella in 1st trimester? Damage to heart, brain, ears, eyes, liver and spleen.
Risks for women with gestational diabetes? Development of DM later in life and large babies.
If a pregnant woman owns a cat, what nursing education should be included? Do not empty litter box due to risk of developing toxoplasmosis.
What is DIC? Abnormal overstimulation of clotting process due to severe bleeding. Small thrombi widespread deplete clotting factors and hemorrhage occurs.
What simple test would be used to evaluate a woman with painless vaginal bleeding in the third trimester? Ultrasound
What is Choriocarcinoma the result of? Woman who previously developed a hydatidiform mole.
Early s/s of PIH. Edema of hands and feet
S/s of impending seizure. Headache, tremors, twitching
What causes edema late in pregnancy? Pressure of uterus on pelvic veins
Created by: shocklori