- TPN carries some risks, including the risk of infection, bleeding, and complications related to the use of a central venous catheter.
- The safest and surest way to verify a patient’s identity is to check the identification band on his wrist.
- In the therapeutic environment, the patient’s safety is the primary concern.
- Fluid oscillation in the tubing of a chest drainage system indicates that the system is working properly.
- Rubella infection in a pregnant patient, especially during the first trimester, can lead to spontaneous abortion or stillbirth as well as fetal cardiac and other birth defects.
- A pregnant patient should take an iron supplement to help prevent anemia.
- Direct antiglobulin (direct Coombs’) test is used to detect maternal antibodies attached to red blood cells in the neonate.
- Amniocentesis increases the risk of spontaneous abortion, trauma to the fetus or placenta, premature labor, infection, and Rh sensitization of the fetus.
- After amniocentesis, abdominal cramping or spontaneous vaginal bleeding may indicate complications.
- To prevent her from developing Rh antibodies, an Rh-negative primigravida should receive Rho(D) immune globulin (RhoGAM) after delivering an Rh-positive neonate.
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