you are asking a very broad question. whole chapters in books are written about this subject of postpartum infections. there can be utis, episiotomy infections, uterine infections (metritis), uri, peritonitis secondary to medical misadventure or bowel rupture secondary to ileus, thrombophlebitis, or mastitis. your patient can't have every infection in the book! what specific infection does your patient have that you are doing this care plan on?
- normal and abnormal puerperium. includes information on endometritis, urinary tract infections, mastitis, eipisotomy infections, septic pelvic thrombophlebitis, postpartum thyroiditis, and lymphocytic hypophysitis.
- listing of other articles in the ob/gyn section of emedicine.
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