Infections that are associated w/ the delivery of health care services in a facility like hospitals or nursing homes is known as what?
Nosocomial infections or hospital acquired infections
What are some s/s of endometritis?
Pelvic/lower abd pain, chills, fatigue, loss of appetite, dyspareunia
How is endometritis transmitted?
Through direct transfer of microorganisms
What are some physical (objective) assessments of symptoms that can be found in endometritis?
Uterine tenderness/enlargement, dark profuse lochia that can be malodorous, fever > 38, and tachycardia
C-section, retained placental fragments, PROM, multiple vaginal exams after PROM, miscarriage, episiotomies, lacerations, infections @ placental attachment site and prolonged labor are all what?
Risk factors of endometritis
When is it most common for endometritis to begin?
2nd-5th postpartum day
What is the invasion of body tissues w/ the potential to cause illness or disease?
What is an infection of the uterine lining or endometrium?
What is the most frequent puerperal infection?
Pain in pelvis/lower and, dyspareunia, fever >38, chills, uterine tenderness/enlargement, dark profuse lochia, general feeling of sickness are all what?
Symptoms of endometritis
What can occur if endometritis is untreated?
Complications w/ reproductive organs and infertility
Why does infertility occur in endometritis?
Damage to reproductive organs from reoccurring infections forms scar tissue
What lab tests are done for endometritis?
CBC, WBC count, intracervical/intrauterine bacterial culture
What confirms endometritis?
What 2 antibiotics treat endometritis?
IV clindamycin or gentamicin
True or false.
Sexual partners of a pt w/ endometritis may also need to be treated bc of suspected STI’s.
In serious cases what treatment is done for a pt. w/ endometritis?
IV fluids and rest, especially if condition follows childbirth
What is dyspareunia?