Dear Nurses

Thursday, July 20, 2006

PRETERM LABOR


Preterm labor is a very common occorence in pregnancy.All its causes are not clearly understood. It may be triggered by events such as stress, trauma, infection or heavy lifting . Signs and symptoms include premature contractions, abdominal cramping, low back pain and vaginal bleeding . Patients should be encouraged to go to their doctor or ER if necessary. Close monitoring of the patient and medications such as Calcium channel blockers, antibiotic therapy to prevent infection, Magnesium sulfate and Prostaglandins are used in treating this condition.
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(CHAPTERS 5 AND 7 -ABRUPTIO PLACENTA).
Also read Simplifying Maternal Nursing Parts 1-8 and Index

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