Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing Questions and Answers
1. What is the most common complication associated with too rapid delivery in precipitate labor?
a. Pitting edema of the baby’s scalp
b. Dural or subdural tears in fetal brain tissue
c. Premature separation of the placenta
d. Prolonged retention of the placenta
2. The nurse has just completed emergency delivery of a term infant. What is the priority nursing concern at this time?
a. Controlling hemorrhage in the mother
b. Removing the afterbirth
c. Keeping the infant warm
d. Cutting the umbilical cord
3. A woman spontaneously delivers a baby girl who is immediately handed to the nurse. Which action is of highest priority for the nurse?
a, Do an Apgar assessment.
b. Check neonatal heart rate.
c. Apply identification bracelets.
d. Clear the nasopharynx.
4. Which of the following is the most important nursing assessment during the fourth stage of labor?
a. Bonding behaviors
b. Distention of the bladder
c. Ability to relax
d. Knowledge of newborn behavior
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5. The nursing care plan for a woman who has placenta abruptio should include careful assessment for signs and symptoms of which of the following?
b. Hypovolemic shock
c. Impending convulsions
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6. A woman is admitted with suspected placenta previa. What test does the nurse expect will be done to confirm the diagnosis?
a. Internal exam
b. Nonstress test
c. Oxytocin challenge test
7. Magnesium sulfate is ordered for a client who is hospitalized for pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). What effects would the nurse expect to see as a result of this medication?
a. CNS depression
b. Decreased gastric acidity
c. Onset of contractions
d. Decrease in number of bowel movements
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8. The nurse is caring for a laboring woman who has a history of rheumatic heart disease. How should the nurse position her during labor?
The semi-recumbent or semi-sitting position would be the most appropriate position to reduce the cardiac workload and ease breathing. The labouring woman who has a history of rheumatic heart disease is at risk for congestive heart failure. The supine and side-lying positions would increase the cardiac workload. Sitting upright is not the best choice.
9. Which area of health teaching will a new mother be most responsive to during the taking in phase of the postpartum period?
a. Family planning
b. Newborn care
c. Community support groups
d. Perineal care
During the taking phase, the mother is more self-centred. She will be most responsive to perineal care. She will be most responsive to family planning and newborn care during the taking hold phase. Awareness of community support groups would be in the taking hold or letting go phases.
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OBGyn Questions and Answers
1. Most common incision in episiotomy is?
2. The appearance of violet blue discoloration of the vaginal membrane after conception is known as?
a. Osiander’s sign
b. Braxton hicks sign
c. Hegar’s sign
d. Chadwick’s sign
3. All the following are signs of placental separation and descent, except?
a. Lengthening of cord
b. Fundus becoming rounder
c. Small fresh blood loss
d. Shortening of cord
4. Vaginal bleeding occurs before the 28th week of gestation indicates?
a. Inevitable abortion
b. Threatened abortion
c. Incomplete abortion
d. Missed abortion
5. The relationship of the fetal head and limbs to its trunk is called?
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