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What is Abruptio Placenta?

When the placenta detaches itself from the uterine wall

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What is Placenta Previa?

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

3

Abruptio Placenta Signs

Sudden, Painful, bleeding with contractions and uterine tenderness

4

Abruptio Placenta Risk factors

HTN, diabetes, smoking, alcohol (ETOH)abuse, drug abuse

5

Abruptio Placenta Dangers

Decreased 02 and nutrients to fetus,
Premature birth
Blood clots

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Abruptio Nursing Interventions

Bed rest
C-section if baby is term
Frequent vitals
Blood transfusion may be needed so type and cross mother

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Placenta Previa Signs

Sudden, Painless, bleeding, bright red in color, Usually seen in third trimester

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Placenta Previa Risk Factors

Previous C-section, multiparity, older-age mother

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Placenta Previa Dangers

Maternal hemorrhage, Premature labor

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Placenta Previa Nursing Interventions

Bed rest, C-section if baby is term, Frequent vitals, Blood transfusions ma be needed so type and cross mother

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Both conditions will require what three interventions?

Frequent vitals
Fetal ultrasound
Fetal heart monitoring

12

Which condition has more bleeding?

Placenta previa

13

Which condition will create a rigid, board-like abdomen?

Abruptio Placenta

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Abruptio Placenta causes which blood clotting disorder?

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

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If a pregnant client is bleeding vaginally, what must you NEVER do?

A vaginal exam

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