An overview presentation of the Postpartum period – http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/…/Post_Partum_Period%20%208%20student%20version2.ppt
Flash cards – https://quizlet.com/35429941/postpartum-physiological-changes-nursing-care-of-the-postpartum-client-flash-cards/
A video – https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/nclex-rn/rn-reproductive-system-physiology/rn-pregnancy/v/postpartum-physiology
Physiological Changes Postpartum – an excellent overview – http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/260187-overview Make sure to the continue link at the bottom of the article.
Lochia – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/362610207467982807/
Normal Vital Signs –
Should be afebrile after 24 hrs
May have temp up to 100.4 F (38 C) for 24 hrs d/t dehydration
May also have elevation of 100 to 102 F (37.8-39 C) when milk comes in
BP may spike immediately after delivery
Should have normal BP within few days
Orthostatic hypotension common first couple days
Decrease = hemorrhage versus normal?
Increase = preeclampsia, excess oxytocin use?
Decreased pulse common for first 6-10 days PP
Pulse > 100 related to hemorrhage, fear, pain, infection
Emotional changes –
Teaching – http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/tc/postpartum-first-6-weeks-after-childbirth-coping-with-emotions
Questions 55 – https://nurseslabs.com/nclex-exam-obstetrical-nursing-postpartum-55-items/