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Martin Methodist College Division of Nursing NUR 311 High Risk Pregnancy worksheet 1. Define preterm labor and preterm birth. What are some of the risk factors for both of these? 2. Medications for preterm labor include terbutaline, Magnesium Sulfate, Procardia, (Nifedipine) and Indomethacin (Indocin). What actions do each of these drugs have that make them appropriate for treating preterm labor? What side effects/nursing considerations does the nurse need to know when administering these drugs? 3. Why are corticosteroids administered to a woman experiencing preterm labor? 4. Describe care for a woman experiencing PPROM (Premature preterm rupture of membranes). What assessments needs to be made frequently and why? 5. Describe the care for a woman experiencing hyperemesis graviderum
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6. Differentiate pre-existing diabetes and gestational diabetes. Describe insulin needs throughout
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Unformatted text preview: pregnancy and early postpartum. What risk factors to mom and baby exist with diabetes during pregnancy? 7. Describe the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia. What are risk factors for this disease? What assessments would alert the nurse to a worsening of this disease process? Describe nursing management for this patient. Know basic lab values for HELLP syndrome. 8. Differentiate between a placenta previa and placental abruption, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and management of these disorders 9. Describe symptoms that the nurse would expect to see in a patient with a hydatidiform mole pregnancy. What is the management for this disorder? 10. What is an ectopic pregnancy? What nursing measures should be implemented for the woman experiencing this?...
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