Pelvic Rest Teaching Material

  1. I work in OB/GYN and for the past few days, I have been looking for teaching material to hand my patients that are advised for pelvic rest. I know what it is (of course), but I wanted to give them something to reinforce my instructions. Have looked on line and most of the material I found is about 5-6 pages long, which makes it hard for me to make alot of copies. Also, because of the population I deal with, I need it to be short, simple, yet, accurate.

    Thanks!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    In er setting I tell them nothing goes in there.
  4. by   JaneyW
    That sounds pretty close to what I say--nothing in the vagina. Your facility should come up with something--maybe you could write it! It is usually just a line or two in postpartum discharge instructions.
  5. by   mamamerlee
    Does pelvic rest include 'no orgasms'? May need to mention that, if it's part of the needed rest. And be prepared to use street language, if necessary.
  6. by   mamamerlee
    I googled 'pelvic rest'. You may have to scroll down a bit to find exactly what you need. The only good reference pertained to placenta previa. It also mentioned no heavy lifting, no squatting, no orgasms. There must be written instructions somewhere. Have the doc write out exactly what is to be avoided.
  7. by   pagandeva2000
    Thanks, everyone! I googled, also, and as mentioned, it took awhile to find something-but it seemed to be specific to placenta previa. I'll probably write something myself, see if the head nurse agrees and if she does, share it.

    I just find that the population I deal with like to have teaching material as a reference. Thank you.

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