HESI Maternity,Obstetrics Practice Questions & Answers
The nurse observes a new mother avoiding eye contact with her newborn. Which action should the nu... [Show More] rse take?
Observe the mother for other attachment behaviors.
The nurse should explain to a 30-year-old gravid client that alpha fetoprotein testing is recommended for which purpose?
Screen for neural tube defects.
What action should the nurse implement to decrease the client's risk for hemorrhage after a cesarean section?
Check the firmness of the uterus every 15 minutes
The nurse attempts to help an unmarried teenager deal with her feelings following a spontaneous abortion at 8-weeks’ gestation. What type of emotional response should the nurse anticipate?
Grief related to her perceptions about the loss of this child.
The nurse is assessing a 3-day old infant with a cephalohematoma in the newborn nursery. Which assessment finding should the nurse report to the healthcare provider?
Yellowish tinge to the skin.
When assessing a client who is at 12-weeks gestation, the nurse recommends that she and her husband consider attending childbirth preparation classes. When is the best time for the couple to attend these classes?
At 30-weeks gestation is closest to the time parents would be ready for such classes. Learning is facilitated by an interested pupil! The couple is most interested in childbirth toward the end of the pregnancy when they are psychologically ready for the termination of the pregnancy, and the birth of their child is an immediate concern.
A client at 32-weeks gestation is diagnosed with preeclampsia. Which assessment finding is most indicative of an impending convulsion?
Epigastric pain (C) is indicative of an edematous liver or pancreas which is an early warning sign of an impending convulsion (eclampsia) and requires immediate attention.
A client is admitted with the diagnosis of total placenta previa. Which finding is most important for the nurse to report to the healthcare provider immediately?
Onset of uterine contractions. [Show Less]