Obstetrics Essays & Research Papers

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  • Preventive Obstetrics - 3937 Words
    P.G College Of Nursing, Bhilai Sub: Obstetrics & Gynaecology SEMINAR ON PREVENTIVE OBSTETRICS Submitted To: Submitted by MRS SEEMA SANTOSH MS.ASHWADI PILLAI LECTURER, (OBG) M.SC.PREVIOUS Submitted on: INTRODUCTION-...
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  • Obstetrics and Nurse - 1098 Words
    Preeclampsia Sara Bishop, RN, PhD Initial History and Assessment At 0600 Jennie is brought to the Labor and Delivery triage area by her sister. The client complains of a pounding headache for the last 12 hours unrelieved by acetaminophen (Tylenol), swollen hands and face for 2 days, and epigastric pain described as bad heartburn. Her sister tells the nurse, "I felt like that when I had toxemia during my pregnancy." Admission assessment by the nurse reveals: today's weight 182 pounds, T...
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  • Obstetric Cholestasis - 3051 Words
    Obstetric Cholestasis (OC) or Intraheptic Cholestasis of pregnancy is a disorder that is unique to pregnancy (Kelly and Nelson-Piercy, 2000).OC classically presents in the third trimester (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists [RCOG], 2006), With maternal pruritus and raised bile acids (Geenes and Williamson, 2009).It is one of the few disorders of pregnancy that can affect both maternal well being and fetal outcome. OC usually resolves forty eight hours after delivery (Mays, 2010)....
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  • Urinalysis: Obstetrics and William A. Alto
    A urinalysis is where a sample of a person’s urine is taken and a dipstick in dipped into the urine to test for many different elements; these can include leukocytes, blood, protein, sugar, ketones, ph, nitrites, bilirubin and ascorbic acid. These elements can help in diagnoses for bladder or kidney infections, diabetes, dehydration and preeclampsia. In antenatal care a urinalysis is performed at the very first visit with a dipstick and the sample is then referred to a pathology laboratory to be...
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  • Risk Management in Obstetrics - 2089 Words
    Fahad Syed 991541355 Risk Management in Obstetrics Introduction Obstetrics is defined as the branch of medicine which deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period during which they recover from childbirth (Agency for healthcare research and quality, 2000). The major factor that makes obstetrics a high risk area is expectation. The majority of women who are about to give birth tend to be young and healthy (Clements, 2001). Naturally, they expect to give birth...
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  • Childbirth and Obstetrics Nurses - 513 Words
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Desiree Collins Francis Marion University Obstetrics nursing is healthcare profession that focuses on the care of pregnant women and the babies they give birth to. Obstetrics nurse deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the time after the women’s pregnancy, as well as offer nursing care for women with health problems of or related to their reproductive system. Some obstetrics nurses may specialize in labor and delivery nurses....
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  • Maternal Mortality in Ghana - 901 Words
    Question: Advice the Ministry of Health on how to deal with Maternal Mortality in Ghana Maternal mortality is the death of a woman during pregnancy or within 42 days at the end of pregnancy from causes aggravated by the pregnancy but not from incidental causes. A woman’s risk of death in childbirth over the course of her life may be due to many factors including the number of children she already has, spacing of the births, conditions under which she gives birth and her own health and...
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  • Detection of Chromosomal Abnormalities in Prenatal Samples.
    Research proposal for Ph.D. Subject: Detection of chromosomal abnormalities in prenatal samples. In this 21st century, due to fast life, marriages occur at late age, and thus, possibilities of genetic abnormalities in next generation rises. Consanguineous marriages may also the cause of genetical abnormality in feotus. Now a day it should be necessary to know genetic makeup of child before birth to prevent abnormal cases. To overcome this problem, detection of chromosomal...
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  • Pregnancy Induced Hypertension - 1790 Words
    [pic] OBSTETRICS POSTING CASE WRITE-UP PREGNANCY INDUCE HYPERTENSION Name: Muhammad Azraie B. Mat Ali Matrix Number: 1090265 Patient Identification Name : Nur Asilah Bt. Johari Age : 23 year old Race : Malay Sex : Female Address : Taman Raja Abdullah Occupation : Student D.O.A. : 13 March 2013 I/C : 900208035442 LMP : 27 June 2012 - sure of date - not on breast feeding - not on contraceptive...
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  • Interventions for Maternal and Child Health in Nepal
    Maternal and Child Health: Interventions to Improve Nutritional Status Sarah Bassiouni Margaret Lippitt Katie Stetler EMD 543: Global Aspects of Food and Nutrition December 2011 Table of Contents I. Executive Summary.................................................................................. Including one-page briefs on recommended interventions II. Introduction.............................................................................................. III. Antenatal...
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  • Mid Semester - 1185 Words
    A woman's obstetrical history is recorded as: number of pregnancies, known as gravida and number of pregnancies carried to viable gestational age , known as parity. Viable gestational age varies from region to region, for example in the UK it is considered to be 24 weeks whilst in the USA 23 weeks is considered viable. A woman who has never given birth is a nullipara, a nullip, or para 0. A woman who has never completed a pregnancy beyond 20 weeks is also referred to as being nulliparous, a...
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  • Preeclampsia Case Study - 2023 Words
    At 0600 Jennie is brought to the Labor and Delivery triage area by her sister. The client complains of a pounding headache for the last 12 hours unrelieved by acetaminophen (Tylenol), swollen hands and face for 2 days, and epigastric pain described as bad heartburn. Her sister tells the nurse, "I felt like that when I had toxemia during my pregnancy." Admission assessment by the nurse reveals: today's weight 182 pounds, T 99.1° F, P 76, R 22, BP 138/88, 4+ pitting edema, and 3+ protein in the...
    2,023 Words | 8 Pages
  • High-Risk Antepartum Nursing
     Chapter 7 High-Risk Antepartum Nursing  Pre-gestational Complications  For some women, pregnancy represents significant risk because it is superimposed on preexisting illness  Cardiovascular Disorders Classifications Risks for woman Risks for newborn Assessment findings Management Nursing actions  Cardiovascular Disorders  Congenital heart disease is becoming more common as more women are surviving into their reproductive years.  Stuff you already know:  Normal...
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  • Labor and Delivery - 269 Words
    One Special Delivery On February 12, 2010 a day I will never forget. I started my daily routines cooking and cleaning. Then all of a sudden I began to feel weak, my vision was blurry, I felt dizzy, and it felt as if my head was about to explode. When this happened I immediately called my primary doctor to schedule an appointment. I was really frightened and confused. At the time, I had no idea what was going on. My doctor did blood work and ran test to figure out why this happened. My...
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  • Utilization of Antenatal and Delivery Health Care Services Among Women in Mpanda District a Case of Kashaulili Ward
    CHAPETER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Globally, an estimated 585,000 maternal deaths occur annually, with over 99% of these deaths occurring in developing countries. It is barely five years to the target for the attainment of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, which seeks to reduce the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by three fourths, compared to the 1990 level. Qualified antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, access to emergency obstetric care and...
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  • Partograph - 968 Words
    GOOD DAY!!! PARTOGRAPH Made Easy I. The Partograph A tool to help in management of labor  Guides birth attendant to identify women whose labor is delayed and therefore decide appropriate action OBJECTIVES To understand the concept of the WHO partograph I.  To explain to mothers the significance of the graph II. To record the observations accurately on the graph III. To interpret the recorded findings, recognize deviation from the norm, and decide on timely referral Monitor...
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  • A Social Project on the Effects of Teenage Pregnancy
    Teenage Pregnancy: A Socially Inflicted Health Hazard Bratati Banerjee, GK Pandey,1 Debashis Dutt,2 Bhaswati Sengupta,2 Maitrayei Mondal,2 and Sila Deb Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India 1Department of Epidemiology, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata, India 2Department of Public Health Administration, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata, India Address for correspondence: Dr. Bratati Banerjee,...
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  • Human Growth and Development - 4276 Words
    Diet in Relation to Maternal Mortality Sarah S Coun-502 Human growth and development Dr. Christina Villarreal-Davis 8. May 2012 Abstract In most of the Eastern cultures women are perceived to be a liability and receive little to no education, proper nutrition, or medical help. This mindset towards women in several cultures becomes a contributing factor for the poor health conditions. In addition to this mindset the low socio-economic status of women, due to poverty and lack of education...
    4,276 Words | 14 Pages
  • reflection - 1994 Words
    Claire Phillips Band 6 Midwife NMC Pin: 12G2067E Reflection I hereby declare that this work is solely written by myself and has never been submitted to any other learning establishment Description Whilst working on the maternity ward as a band 6 qualified midwife, I was allocated to look after a patient who was 36 weeks gestation and had had a preterm rupture of membranes (PROM). This patient was given oral Erythromycin when she wasn’t prescribed it. This incident was...
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  • Termination of Pregnancy - 1579 Words
    MSc in Cardiology 2010-2011-CVSM 5001 Basic Cardiology (28 Dec 2010) Objectives of this Lecture Termination of Pregnancy: Ethical and Practical Consideration Tam, Wing Hung Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology CUHK 1. Importance of pre‐conceptional counselling for patients with cardiac disease 2. Conditions for TOP 3. Legal aspect of TOP 4. Methods of TOP 5. Risk of TOP: specific to cardiac patient 6. An example of cardiomyopathy Physiological Changes •...
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  • Gastroschisis - 1464 Words
     Gastroschisis Tanya Echeverria 10/13/14 Gastroschisis is a birth defect, a congenital condition where there is an incomplete formation of the abdominal wall, (Bucher, B. T., Mazotas, I. G., Warner, B. W., & Saito, J. 2012, June). it results from herniation of the small intestines into the amniotic fluid through a small defect with the size of two to five centimeters in the right umbilical region. Rarely the opening will be located to the left umbilical region. It occurs between twenty-eight...
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  • Congenital Anomaly Caudal Regression Syndrom
    Congenital Anomaly Worksheet Anomaly Name: CAUDAL REGRESSION SYNDROM Synonym - SIRENOMELIA - most severe form of CRS Incidence: One in 20 000 - 100 000 births. Diagnosis: The caudal Aplasia - Dysplasia sequence ic caused by a partial or total absence of the distal part of the NEURAT TUBE. This results in anomalies of the lower limb and of the gastrointestinal & nrogenital tracts. Mostly sporadic occurrence, genetically HETEROGENEOUSE. Autosomal or X - chromosomal - dominant...
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  • Partograph - 1545 Words
    S.Anuchithra, MSc N, (PhD) Vice- Principal and HOD Maternity Nursing, Parshwanath Doddanavar Bharatesh College of Nursing, Halaga, Belgaum- 590 003. Karnataka. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… PARTOGRAM or PARTOGRAPH INTRODUCTION: Partograph is a Greek word which means “Labour Curve”. Partograph or Partogram is a simple, Inexpensive tool which gives continuous pictorial overview of labour. It is the easy way to detect prolonged labour. The common obstetric...
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  • High Risk Pregnancy - 1577 Words
    HIGH RISK PREGNANCY Is one in which the mother or fetus has a significant increased chance of harm, damage, injury or disability (morbidity), & loss of life or death (mortality) RISK FACTORS A. DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS ← Age – under 16 or over 65 years old. Optimal childbearing is between 20-30 years old ← Weight – overweight or underweight before pregnancy ← Height – less than 5 feet B. SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS • Inadequate finances • Overcrowding, poor standards of housing,...
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  • Pregnancy Induced Hypertension - 919 Words
    Post-Partum Clinical Journal Patient (RM) was a 26 year old primigravid admitted on 10/27/13. She had type O+ blood, non-immune to Rubella, negative for group beta strep, previous appendectomy, and right rotator cuff surgery. She had spontaneous rupture of membranes and was admitted with a blood pressure ranging in the 180’s for systolic and 100’s-110’s for diastolic. She also had increased amounts of protein in her urine which is a warning sign for renal damage. She was placed on magnesium...
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  • Postpartum Hemorrhage - 6764 Words
    Postpartum Hemorrhage * Overview * Workup * Treatment Updated: Dec 20, 2012 * ------------------------------------------------- Background * ------------------------------------------------- Problem * ------------------------------------------------- Epidemiology * ------------------------------------------------- Etiology * ------------------------------------------------- Prevention * -------------------------------------------------...
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  • Health Policy Anaylsis - 585 Words
     Health Policy Analysis on Bill 5551 Hayley Carlson Saint Louis University I analyzed a bill called, “Heartbeat Informed Consent Act.” The legislation is to ensure that women who are seeking/contemplating an abortion receive an ultrasound and an opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving their informed consent to receive an abortion. Michele Bachmann introduced this bill. She introduced the bill because she felt that if a woman is able to see the presence of a heartbeat she...
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  • Abnormal Ob - 2089 Words
    BLEEDING DISORDERS OF LATE PREGNANCY PLACENTA PREVIA * placenta develops in the lower part of uterus versus the upper part * There are 3 degrees of previa: * Marginal – reaches within 3cm of cervical opening * Partial – placenta partially covers the cervical opening * Complete/ Total – completely covers opening * Observe bleeding during contraction Manifestations: * bright red, painless vaginal bleeding * risk of hemorrhage increases with nearing of labor *...
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  • Independant Study - 3363 Words
    Independent Study Does homebirth increase the risk of a negative maternal and fetal outcome in primigravida women than birth in a hospital setting? Word count: 3,284 Submission date: 5th April 2013 This study intends to examine current evidence and literature on maternal and fetal outcomes in relation to birth setting. The student aims to critically analyse the findings of up to date research studies and make...
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  • Safe Motherhood & Child Survival: a Situation in Lower Income Group at Dhaka City
    SAFE MOTHERHOOD AND CHILD SURVIVAL SITUATION IN DHAKA CITY INTRODUCTION Every minute, another woman dies in childbirth. Every minute the loss of a mother shatters a family and threatens the well being of surviving children. For every woman who dies, 20 or more experience serious complications. These range from chronic infections to disabling injuries (Such as Obstetric fistula). Maternal death and disability rates mirror the huge discrepancies that exist between the haves and the...
    14,450 Words | 61 Pages
  • Nsd 225 Study Guide
    Review for test #3 1. Calcium is not well absorbedless that 30% 2. A major mineral means you need more of it. 3. The six major minerals are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, and chlorine. The rest are trace minerals, which are not less important, but you just need them in less amounts. 4. Minerals are 0 calories. 5. The best source of iron is beef, liver, or meat. 6. The best source of zinc is beef, liver, or meat. 7. Vitamin C will help you absorb...
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  • Assignment on Maternal Mortality - 292 Words
    At first this is necessary to compare the ongoing maternal mortality rate among the South Asian countries and then a comparative study on Bangladesh to find out (in between 2001-2010) the areas where maternal mortality rate is successfully declined and where is still to work. From this chart we get a picture that Sri Lanka and Maldives are in a better position whereas India and Bangladesh are following this path respectively. Here is another picture below of declining maternal mortality from...
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  • Obesity and Pregnant Women Outcomes
    BMC Public Health Research article BioMed Central Open Access Effect of Body Mass Index on pregnancy outcomes in nulliparous women delivering singleton babies Sohinee Bhattacharya*1, Doris M Campbell2, William A Liston3 and Siladitya Bhattacharya2 Address: 1Dugald Baird Centre for Research on Women's Health, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK, 2Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK and 3The Simpson...
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  • Atul Gawande - 441 Words
    AStandardization is good, it saves lives Agpar score Standardization resulted in good things such as neonatal intensive units, prenatal ultrasound, obstetrics package. “And that package has produced dramatic results”. Gawande highlights some flaws of Obstetrics such as their lack of double blind, controlled randomized trials (obstetrics uses the least double blind controlled trials in all of medicine), use of fetal heart rate monitoring device, forceps eliminated even though better for...
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  • Amniocentesis Essay - 626 Words
    Amniocentesis essay Amniocentesis referred as amniotic fluid test (AFT), is a medical processes used for pregnancy moreover in the early it used for diagnosis chromosomal and other fetal problems such as; Down syndrome, Trisomy 13/18, Fragile X, Rare-inherited metabolic disorders, Neural tube defects by alpha-fetoprotein levels. This technique is used full but more ever there are lots of risk however later on this technique get developing, it also can uses to detect problems such as;...
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  • Clerkship Practical Tools - 2838 Words
    The Ob-Gyn Clerkship: Your Guide to Success Tools for the Clerkship, contained in this document: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Sample obstetrics admission note Sample delivery note Sample operative note Sample postpartum note a. Vaginal delivery b. Cesarean section orders/note Sample gynecologic history & physical (H&P) Admission orders Commonly-used abbreviations Spanish lesson 1 1. Sample Admission to Labor and Delivery Note Date & time Identification (includes age, gravidity, parity,...
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  • Antepartum Fetal Surveillance 2014
    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS P RACTICE BULLET IN clinical management guidelines for obstetrician – gynecologists Number 145, July 2014 (Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 9, October 1999) Antepartum Fetal Surveillance The goal of antepartum fetal surveillance is to prevent fetal death. Antepartum fetal surveillance techniques based on assessment of fetal heart rate (FHR) patterns have been in clinical use for almost four decades and...
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  • God Knows - 7056 Words
    Original article Shoulder dystocia: an Evidence-Based approach Salvatore Politi1 Laura D’Emidio2 Pietro Cignini2 Maurizio Giorlandino2 Claudio Giorlandino2 Introduction Most often an unpredictable and unpreventable obstetric emergency, Shoulder Dystocia (SD) continues to evoke terror and fear among physicians, nurse midwives and other healthcare providers (1,2). SD is defined as a delivery that requires additional obstetric manoeuvres to release the shoulders after gentle downward...
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  • A Case of a Patient with Hydatidiform Mole
    The Case R.L., 38 y.o., G5P5 (5-0-0-5) was admitted at Ospital ng Maynila today June 27, 2012 because of on and off vaginal spotting for 3 weeks. LMP- April 1, 2012 PMP- March 3, 2012. Pregnancy test was done 3 weeks ago and revealed positive result. A TVS was done and revealed a complex echogenic uterine mass with numerous cystic spaces, No fetus or amnionic sac seen. A 6 cm theca lutein cyst was seen at the left ovary. P.E. * BP- 120/70 mmHg. PR- 75bpm RR- 18 cpm wt.- 135 ibs...
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  • Midwifery Care - 1903 Words
     Reflective essay In this assignment I will be reflecting on a particular scenario that I have experienced during my time in a female only surgical ward (SW). In order to reflect in a methodical manner, I will be using Gibbs' model of reflection (Gibbs, 1988). Description Whilst on the SW, I was placed at the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) and had the opportunity to observe transvaginal scans. This method of examination is very thorough, the entire true pelvis can be surveyed...
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  • midwifery - 456 Words
    Poor maternal and child health continue to be one of the most serious development challenges facing Nigeria.With better health care the deaths of over 50,000 mothers and 250,000 babies a year could be prevented.Targeting this challenge, in 2009 the Government launched a new Midwives Service Scheme with funds from debt relief gains.This initiative recruits unemployed and retired midwives for deployment to primary health centres in rural communities. Midwives are crucial in bringing down maternal,...
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  • Health Promotion - 2274 Words
    Health Promotion: Giving up Smoking in Pregnancy Introduction The object of this assignment is to critically appraise a health promotion initiative related to midwifery practice. The initiative chosen is a NHS Health Scotland leaflet entitled 'Smoking: giving up during pregnancy: a guide for pregnant women who want to stop smoking' (NHS Health Scotland 2003). It will be referred to as the 'initiative' or the 'leaflet' throughout this assignment. The World Health Organisation (WHO) identified...
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  • Awareness of Women on Maternal Mortality
    Maternal mortality is a neglected tragedy that has been described as the greatest health scandal of our time1. Estimates of up to and more than 1000 per 100,000 live births have been reported in many developing countries, Nigeria being among the countries with highest maternal mortality rates in the world. The obstetrical causes of maternal mortality are well documented, and these are largely preventable. There also social/cultural factors that significantly contribute to maternal mortality,...
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  • A Reflection of My Caseholding - 3148 Words
    A reflection about my experience of caseloading For this essay I will be using the John’s (2000) structured model of reflection, as I find it guides me through my thoughts in a clear and structured format. I will be reflecting on a caseloading experience mainly in relation to the labour and birth, as this was a key time in meeting many of the objectives of the module and as a result has been a great benefit to myself not only as a student midwife but for my future career. The particular woman...
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  • Values Used in Ultrasound - 2064 Words
    |LIVER | Caudo ~ Cranial (CC) length = < 17 cm Right Lobe Caudo ~ Cranial (CC) length = < 16 cm Anterio ~ Posterior (A ~ P) length = < 16 cm Left Lobe Width = < 11 cm Anterio ~ Posterior (A ~ P) length = < 7 cm Caudate Lobe Caudo ~ Cranial (CC) length = < 8 cm (5 ~ 8 cm) Anterio ~ Posterior (A ~ P) length = < 2.5 cm (2.0 ~ 2.5 cm)...
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  • Pregnancy and complications - 654 Words
    HEALTHCARE COST AND UTILIZATION PROJECT Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality STATISTICAL BRIEF #113 From May 2011 Complicating Conditions of Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2008 Highlights ■ Among the 4.2 million deliveries in 2008, 94.1 percent listed some type of pregnancy complication. ■ Stays with pregnancy-related complications tended to be longer (2.9 days for non-delivery stays and 2.7 days for delivery stays) than delivery stays without...
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  • Teenage Pregnancy - 1140 Words
    Teenage Pregnancy: Correlation is not Causation Dahlia Richardson MAT 540: Statistical Concepts for Research Ashford University Professor Dr. Stacy Thorne June 10, 2013 Teenage Pregnancy Introduction Teenage pregnancy has proven itself to be a global problem that places both the mother and child at risk. This paper will examine studies about the risk factors for pregnancy in women under the age of 19 and comparing them to risk factors for women between 19 and 35 inclusively to...
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  • Teenage Pregnancy - 5444 Words
    EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY This essay aims to use the principles of epidemiology to describe the problem of adolescent pregnancy and demonstrate its significance and impact as a public health problem. In the same wise applying epidemiological principles the determinants of teenage pregnancy are identified and an attempt is made to conceptualise the interplay between the socioeconomic environments and the biological factors in giving rise to the problem and influencing the life...
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  • Definition of Ob-Peds Terms
    Definitions: EDC/EDD: expected date of confinement/estimated due date Effacement: thinning of the cervix Meconium: first feces of newborn Umbilicus: belly button Bili blanket: UV emitting light blanket that helps convert bilirubin to form that can be detoxed by liver Fetal monitor strip: a graphic record of FHR and uterine activity obtained by EFM (electronic fetal monitoring) Placenta accreta: A placenta in which the cotyledons have invaded the uterine musculature, resulting in difficult...
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  • Newborn Exam - 2003 Words
    The government initiatives to reduce junior doctors’ hours within the NHS Plan (DH 2000) have increased the call for midwives to expand their traditional role and take on some of the tasks that in the past have mainly been carried out by junior doctors (Kings Fund 2011). Having been working within the community setting as a midwife for the past three years I was interested in extending my role in order to provide more holistic care for my caseload of clients and their babies. Holistic care for...
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  • Antenatal Health Care - 955 Words
    Antenatal ANTENATAL HEALTH CARE There are 4 components of antenatal care:- * Booking at first visit * Routine check-up antenatally * Investigation done during antenatal * Further check up by the doctor and specialist if it a complicated pregnancy Booking at first visit 1. Urine pregnancy test is done to confirm the pregnancy 2. History taking is done regarding: * Current complains * Previous pregnancy * Gynecological history and etc 3. Medical...
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  • High Risk Pregnancy - 2142 Words
     High Risk Pregnancy- is one in which a concurrent disorder, pregnancy related complications or external factor jeopardizes the health of the woman, the fetus or both. Complications with POWER Dystocia- can arise from any of the four main component of the labor process: Power, Passenger, Passageway and Pysche. -defined as a long, difficult, abnormal labor. Causes -Power: dysfunctional labor -Passageway: alterations in pelvic structure - Passenger:...
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  • Preeclampsia Case Study - 1049 Words
    Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) What is high blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the arteries (blood vessels) that carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, means that the pressure in the arteries is above the normal range. What is pregnancy-induced hypertension? Pregnancy-induced hypertension—which may also be called pre-eclampsia, toxemia, or toxemia of...
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  • cv preparation - 741 Words
    CV for Resident Medical Officer Please read notes at end of document before completing PERSONAL DETAILS LASTNAME: KALU FIRST NAMES: CHUKWUDI DATE OF BIRTH:12-09-1979 NATIONALITY: NIGERIAN PASSPORT / ID NUMBER: MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER (MOBILE): 2348054011161 CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: ckalu21@yahoo.com CONTACT POSTAL ADDRESS: 36 ADEWUNMI STREET, MEIRAN, OJOKORO, LAGOS, DEPENDANTS / CHILDREN: FIRST LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, OTHER...
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  • Effects of Smoking on Reproduction - 1783 Words
    Effects of Smoking on Reproduction Stacie L. Thomason Tusculum College Abstract The effects that smoking has on reproduction can be extensive. It not only affects women and children, but men as well. Smoking before getting pregnant can cause infertility in both men and women. Other issues than can occur are infertility in men and women, low birth weight in babies, still birth, miscarriage, and effects on children as they grow. After a child is born, issues such as asthma, clef...
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  • Chapter 28 - 5882 Words
    Chapter 28: Care of the High-Risk Mother, Newborn, and Family with Special Needs High-risk pregnancy One in which the life or health of the mother or the infant is jeopardized by a d/o that is associated with or exists at the same Morbidity State of being diseased Mortality Quality or state of being subject to death Classifications of high-risk factors of pregnancy Biophysical, Psychosocial, Sociodemographic, Environmental Biophysical Genetic considerations, nutritional status,...
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  • Kubler-Ross and the Story of Job
    W O ME N A N D C H I L D R E N The effects of different maternal positions on non-stress test: an experimental study Merlinda Alus ¸ BSN, MSc Dokuz Eylulu University, School of Nursing, Balcova, Izmir, Turkey Hulya Okumus ¸ ¨ BSN, MSN, PhD Dokuz Eylulu University, School of Nursing, Balcova, Izmir, Turkey Samiye Mete BSN, MSN, PhD Dokuz Eylulu University, School of Nursing, Balcova, Izmir, Turkey Serkan Guclu ¨¸ ¨ MD Dokuz Eylul University, School of...
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  • POSTPARTUM HAEMORRHAGE - 499 Words
    POSTPARTUM HAEMORRHAGE​ A postpartum haemorrhage is any bleeding from the genital tract, following the birth of a baby, of more than 500mls or any amount that adversely affects the mother. A primary postpartum haemorrhage occurs within the first 24 hours, a secondary postpartum haemorrhage occurs after 24 hours up to 12 weeks post partum. Potential risk factors for postpartum haemorrhage Multiple pregnancy Macrosomia Polyhydramnios Grandmultiparity Retained placenta Augmented labour Placenta...
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  • Smoking While Pregnant - 1324 Words
     Cigarettes: The Deadly Teratogen Jerika Carpenter Embryology 35 Dr. Lydia Thebeau April 2, 2012 Cigarettes: The Deadly Teratogen La‘Aaron Carpenter was born on July 25, 2003. Very shortly after he was born, La’Aaron was diagnosed with asthma, after he had a severely bad case of bronchitis. His cognitive and physical development was much more delayed than other infants that were his age. La’Aaron began...
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  • Healthy Pregnancy - 784 Words
    Pregnancy can be very difficult even for an average healthy woman. There are many risk factors that are added when being overweight and pregnant, making the process much more complex and stressful on the mother and the baby. Weight issues may carry very harmful effects not only for the mother but can impact the development of the fetus as well. This paper will discuss the risks that are related to the health of the mother, fetus, recovery and postpartum. Individual health risks for just...
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  • How Does the Midwife Confirm That a Pregnant Woman Is in Good Health?
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