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Maternal Newborn Nursing

Competency-Based Assessments

Maternal Newborn NursingCompetency-Based Assessments

Competency-Based Assessments

1 .
What are the primary physiological changes in the integumentary system during pregnancy, and how can a nurse advise pregnant individuals to manage these changes?
2 .
Detail the functions of two placenta hormones discussed in the chapter and their roles in supporting pregnancy and fetal growth.
3 .
Provide examples of one presumptive, one probable, and one positive sign of pregnancy and explain how they differ.
4 .
Describe two psychosocial developmental tasks identified by Reva Rubin that pregnant individuals go through to adapt to pregnancy. Provide examples of how a pregnant person might demonstrate acceptance of their role as a birthing parent.
5 .
How does the partner’s level of interest in the pregnancy change over time, and what factors influence the partner’s adaptation to pregnancy? Additionally, describe the concept of couvade syndrome.
6 .
How does the age of a sibling influence their adaptation to a new pregnancy, and what actions can a nurse recommend to promote positive sibling adaptation?
7 .
Identify two types of extended family members and describe how the nurse can assist them in preparing for the addition of a newborn. Why is preparation important for extended family members?
8 .
Explain the causes and relief measures for morning sickness during pregnancy.
9 .
What preventive measures can pregnant individuals take to address constipation during pregnancy, and how might pharmacologic measures be used?
10 .
How can oral hygiene practices contribute to the prevention of periodontitis during pregnancy?
11 .
The nurse is providing genetic counseling to a pregnant person at their first prenatal visit because the pregnant person is 40 years of age. The pregnant person is undecided about genetic testing. How would you respond to this pregnant person if they asked what you would do in their situation?

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