difference between placenta previa and abruption placentae

  1. Please, can somebody suggest to me better way to remember the difference between placenta previa and abruptio placenta. I keep reading it and then forget it often.

    Thanks in advance
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  3. by   sona21
    Quote from jollygirl098
    Please, can somebody suggest to me better way to remember the difference between placenta previa and abruptio placenta. I keep reading it and then forget it often.

    Thanks in advance
    definition- PLACENTA PREVIA-abnormal implantation of the placenta in the lower uterine segment near or over the internal cervical os.
    TYPES-1)Complete-os entirely covered.
    2)partial-only part of os covered
    3)marginal-margin overlaps os
    ETIOLOGY-Unknown
    factors:multiparity,advancing age,previous c-section.VAGINAL BLEEDING-PAINLESS,bright red blood.UTERINE TONICITY-normal.SHOCK-occasional.TREATMENT-bedrest with close supervision .Have blood available.c-section.
  4. by   sona21
    Quote from jollygirl098
    Please, can somebody suggest to me better way to remember the difference between placenta previa and abruptio placenta. I keep reading it and then forget it often.

    Thanks in advance
    DEFINITION-ABRUPTIO PLACENTA-Separation of placenta from the normal implantation site. ETIOLOGY-unknown.factors:maternal hypertension,multiparity,hydramnios. VAGINAL BLEEDING-dark clotted blood with abdominal pain. UTERINE TONICITY-board like utrus,rigid abdomen. SHOCK-very common .TREATMENT-IV 5% ringer's lactate.Have blood available.c-section.
  5. by   sona21
    Quote from jollygirl098
    please, can somebody suggest to me better way to remember the difference between placenta previa and abruptio placenta. I keep reading it and then forget it often.

    Thanks in advance
    PLACENTA PREVIA-painless vaginal bleeding.. ABRUPTIO PLACENTA-painful vaginal bleeding..
  6. by   Ace587RN
    i developed an odd way how to remember

    imagine being laughed at on stage

    previa - withdraw and go hide so you wont endure pain - PAINLESS EXPERIENCE
    abruptio - just standing there and freezing up - PAINFUL EXPERIENCE
  7. by   sona21
    Quote from jollygirl098
    Please, can somebody suggest to me better way to remember the difference between placenta previa and abruptio placenta. I keep reading it and then forget it often.

    Thanks in advance
    tips to remember- ABRUPTIO-abdominal pain...PREVIA-painless
  8. by   jollygirl098
    omg ! that's good way to remember

    I am copying this on my flashcards.

    Thanks sona21 and ace 587
  9. by   cheran29
    can you send me a skematic diagram of the pathophysio of abruptio placenta?thanks so much...
  10. by   dlan1161
    The way I remember the difference:
    A in Abruptio = A in Abdominal
    P in Placentae = P in Pain

    In Abruptio Placentae: severe abdominal pain, tender uterus, board-like abdomen
    In Placenta Previa: painless, non-tender uterus

    Hope this helps somebody!!!

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