O medical management antibiotic therapy analgesia

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oMedical management: antibiotic therapy analgesia, hydration. Teaching should include how tomonitor temperature, bladder function, appearance of urine, importance of taking antibiotics asprescribed, perineal care.oBox 33-4-nursing diagnoses for women experiencing postpartum infection.oPreventive measures to prevent infection include: good prenatal nutrition to reduce risk ofanemia and intrapartal hemorrhage. Proper maternal perineal hygiene and thorough handhygiene. Strict adherence to aseptic technique by all health care personnel.oNurses must be able to identify women at risk for postpartum infection and provide anticipatoryteaching and counseling before dischargeMastitisoIs unilateral and develops after the flow of milk is established (2-4 PP week)oStaphylococcus aureus is the infecting organism (prevent cracked nipples)oInvolves Ductal system (inflammation, edema, & engorgement obstructs flow)oSymptoms are chills, fever, pain, swelling, redness, axillary adenopathyoTreatment is heat or cold, hydration, analgesic, antibiotics, maintain lactation by emptying thebreast every 2-4 hours
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