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What is Abruptio placenta?

When the placenta detached itself from there uterine wall

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What is placenta previa?

The placenta is covering or near the cervix, blocking opening to vagina

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Signs of Abruptio placenta

Sudden painful bleeding with contractions and uterine tenderness

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Signs of placenta previa

Sudden painless bleeding

Bright red in color

Usually seen in the third trimester

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7 Risk factor for abruptio placenta

1.) HTN

2.) diabetes

3.)smoking

4.)alcohol

5.) drugs

6.) domestic violence

7.) motor vehicle collision

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Risk factors for placenta previa

1.) previous C section

2.) multiparity

3.) older age mother

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Dangers of abruptio placenta?

1.) decrease 02 and nutrients to the fetus

2.) premature birth

3.) blood clots

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Dangers of placenta previa

1.) maternal hemorrhage

2.) premature labor

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Nursing interventions for abruptio placenta

1.) bed rest

2.) C section if baby is term

3.) frequent vitals

4.) blood transfusion maybe need so type and cross mother

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Nursing interventions for placenta previa

1.) bed rest

2.) C section if baby is term

3.) frequent vitals

4.) blood transfusion maybe need so type and cross mother

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Both condition require what 3 interventions?

1.) frequent vitals

2.) fetal ultrasound

3.) fetal heart monitoring

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Which condition has more bleeding ?

Placenta previa

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Which condition wot create a rigid board like abdomen?

Abruptio placenta

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Abruptio placenta cause which blood clotting disorder ?

disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

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If a pregnant client is bleeding vaginally, what must u never do?

A vaginal exam

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Tx for Placenta Previa

Tx:

b. If there’s not much bleeding→ ____bedrest and watch very close.
c. Rule out other sources of bleeding like abruption.
d. Monitor blood count and monitor ______baby_ closely.
e. _____pat__ counts
f. Monitor for contractions → call MD (not going to be a normal delivery)
g. Delivery method of choice? _c section_
h. Do not perform ____________vaginal______ exam


a. Complete previa usually requires hospitalization (from as early as 32 weeks until
birth) to prevent blood loss and fetal ___ hypoxia__ if client goes into labor

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