Tutor profile: Katelyn S.
Subject: Health and Medicine
A labor nurse has received a verbal order from her physician to give Carboprost (Hemabate) 250mcg IM to her patient for postpartum bleeding. What contraindications would prevent the nurse from administering this medication? A) Patient history of high blood pressure B) Patient history of seizures C) Patient history of cocaine use D) Patient history of asthma
Answer: D) Patient history of asthma. Carboprost (Hemabate) has been shown to cause bronchospasm, and can induce/exacerbate asthma.
A 21 year old G2P1 at 32 weeks gestation has been admitted to the maternity unit with a suspected diagnosis of placental abruption. Which assessment finding would the nurse expect to find if this condition is present? A) Painless, bright red vaginal bleeding B) Abdominal pain and tenderness C) Pain with urination D) Rupture of membranes
Answer: B) Abdominal pain and tenderness typically occurs with placental abruption. Vaginal bleeding may or may not accompany this condition, however it is not painless (this would be a potential sign of placental previa).
Which pelvis type is typically considered the most favorable for childbirth? A) Anthropoid B) Platypelloid C) Gynecoid D) Android
Answer: C The gynecoid pelvis is the most favorable pelvis type for childbirth due to its wide, open shape.
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