Where would you have placed this pt? - page 4
Maybe this should be on the OB-Gyn Board, but I will post it here since there is such a wide variety of nurses on this board. We had a pt come in the other day to our hospital. She had... Read More
Aug 15, '02Ahh yes! Thank you boggle!
The one night I decide to go to bed early, and look what I miss!
Aug 15, '02Ob floor or gyn if available. Med surg has too much other stuff going on as mentioned above. Night owl was responding to someone named nannabooboo who was a real jerk here early early am today. You did not miss anything really.
Aug 15, '02Originally posted by deespoohbear
Catching up....been on vacation for a few days.
We do not have an gyn floor. M/S, OB, ICU, and ER pretty much covers the acute care at our small facility. Our floor normally gets all the hysterectomies, and other gyn surgeries. I don't have a problem taking care of hysterectomies and other gyn surgeries, just the fresh PP case. The pt refused to let the surgeon take out her uterus . I guess he stitched it the best he could under the circumstances. If this pt gets pregnant again I don't want to be anywhere near the place when delivery time comes. I am sure it won't be pretty.
Thanks for all the replies on here. I really appreciate everyone's responses. :kiss
Well, in that case I change my mind about where I originally said she should be placed (that is, in the absence of a GYN floor, med surg.)
With a uterus in place that may be at risk for re-rupturing, I think this patient could go to OB--where she would be assessed for bogginess of this uterus, which would be likely, and given Methergine I.M. or started on a Pit drip or returned to surgery if need be for a hysterectomy.
Heather is right--this particular scenario is more similar to a C-section and its accompanying post-op assessments, and the OB nurses are the most familiar with what can go wrong. Med surg nurses would rarely, if ever, deal with assessing lochia and what constitutes bogginess vs. firmness of a uterus.
I have never heard of keeping a ruptured uterus..is this common these days?
Aug 15, '02she belongs on OB....really. she does. even if she is considered "GYN" she needs the care of a postpartum mom, regardless of her delivery circumstances and uterine rupture condition. She should NOT be dumped in med/surg and GYN, unless OB is full.