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Maternal-Newborn Nursing (NUR 302) Chapter 28 Test Bank

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Tarleton State University

Maternal-Newborn Nursing (NUR 302)

Chapter 28 Test Bank

Chapter 28: Postpartum Maternal Complications
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. Which statement by a postpartum client indicates that further teaching is not needed regarding
thrombus formation?
a. “I’ll keep my legs elevated with pillows.”
b. “I’ll sit in my rocking chair most of the time.”
c. “I’ll stay in bed for the first 3 days after my baby is born.”
d. “I’ll put my support stockings on every morning before rising.”

2. The nurse knows that late postpartum hemorrhage can be prevented by:
a. manually removing the placenta.
b. inspecting the placenta after birth.
c. administering broad-spectrum antibiotics.
d. pulling on the umbilical cord to hasten the birth of the placenta.

3. A multiparous client is admitted to the postpartum unit after a rapid labor and birth of a 4000-
g infant. Her fundus is boggy, lochia is heavy, and vital signs are unchanged. The nurse has
the client void and massages her fundus, but the fundus remains difficult to find and the rubra
lochia remains heavy. Which action should the nurse take next?
a. Recheck vital signs.
b. Insert a Foley catheter.
c. Notify the health care provider.
d. Continue to massage the fundus.

4. Early postpartum hemorrhage is defined as a blood loss greater than:
a. 500 mL within 24 hours after a vaginal birth.
b. 750 mL within 24 hours after a vaginal birth.
c. 1000 mL within 48 hours after a cesarean birth.
d. 1500 mL within 48 hours after a cesarean birth.

5. A steady trickle of bright red blood from the vagina in the presence of a firm fundus suggests:
a. uterine atony.
b. perineal hematoma.
c. infection of the uterus.
d. lacerations of the genital tract.

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