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Maternal Newborn Nursing

Check Your Understanding Questions

Maternal Newborn NursingCheck Your Understanding Questions

Check Your Understanding Questions

1 .
When a patient presents for labor, what information is important to obtain from the prenatal chart and why?
2 .
Why is it important to know the EDD?
3 .
What instruments may be included on a delivery table?
4 .
Why should the delivery team consist of a nurse for the birthing person and a nurse for the newborn?
5 .
What are the three signs of placental separation?
6 .
When assessing a laceration, describe the difference between first-, second-, third- and fourth-degree lacerations.
7 .
What are the benefits of early skin-to-skin contact, and how can the nurse support it?
8 .
As a postpartum nurse, you are responsible for assessing the lochia of a birthing person during the fourth stage of labor. During your assessment, you find that the lochia is bright red and the pad was saturated within 30 minutes. The birthing person has no other signs of distress or abnormal vital signs. What is your immediate nursing action, and what does this finding suggest?

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