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6. Postpartal infection of the uterus is termedA.vaginitis.B.cystitis.C.EndometritisD.CervicitisRationale:Endometritis is an infection of the lining of the uterus on the postpartum period. Vaginitis is inflammationof the vagina. Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. Cervicitis is inflammation of the cervix.
7. Pamela has a perineal hematoma. A common cause of this is
8. Pamela has a WBC of 25,000 mm3. For a postpartal woman, you would assess this as
9. Which temperature best signals postpartal infection?
10. All women in the postpartum period are at high risk for thrombophlebitis. This is becauseA.placental toxins may lead to anticoagulation.B.vaginal tears can lead to minimal infections.C.fetal blood mixes with maternal blood at birth.D.stasis of lower extremity vessels due to dilationRationale:Dilation of lower extremity veins is still present in the postpartum period as a result of pressure of the fetalhead during pregnancy and birth so blood circulation is sluggish which can lead to “inflammation with the formation ofblood clots” (thrombophlebitis). The other choices do not put the patient at risk for thrombophlebitis.

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Term
Spring
Professor
Araceli Surat
Tags
Thrombophlebitis, Pamela Barth

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