Physical Examination Study Set 1
Quiz 29: The Pregnant Woman
The Nurse Is Palpating the Abdomen of a Woman Who
The nurse is palpating the abdomen of a woman who is 35 weeks pregnant and notices that the fetal head is facing downward toward the pelvis.The nurse would document this as fetal: A) lie. B) variety. C) attitude. D) presentation.
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During a prenatal visit at 30 weeks of gestation,the patient mentions to the nurse,"The baby has not moved very much since yesterday." The nurse notices that fetal movement is not as active as it was the last visit,and notifies the physician.What should the nurse prepare to do next? A) Admit the woman to a hospital. B) Administer a nonstress test for fetal monitoring. C) Start an intravenous infusion. D) Have the patient walk around the hallways and then check fetal movement again.
The nurse is palpating the uterus of a woman who is 8 weeks pregnant.Which of these findings would be considered to be most consistent with this stage of pregnancy? A) The uterus seems slightly enlarged and softened. B) It reaches to the pelvic brim and is about the size of a grapefruit. C) It rises above the pelvic brim and is about the size of a cantaloupe. D) It is about the size of an avocado, approximately 8 cm across the fundus.
A woman in the 15th week of pregnancy has had bouts of severe vomiting for 3 weeks.She comes to the clinic today,and the nurse notices that she is showing signs of dehydration.Her blood pressure is lower than usual,and she is extremely fatigued.The nurse recognizes that this patient is experiencing: A) preeclampsia. B) polyhydramnios. C) proteinuria. D) hyperemesis.
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