Assessing for Postpartum Depression? Assessing for Postpartum Depression? | allnurses

Assessing for Postpartum Depression?

  1. 0 How many have a standard method of assessing for postpartum depression risk? If you do it, what tool do you use?

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  3. Visit  ejp80 profile page
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    We do the Edinburgh score, we try to get it done day 1 postpartum
  4. Visit  debsgreys profile page
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    We use the Edinburgh screen and give it day one PP. When complete we go over an info sheet with "baby blues", how to stay healthy, etc. etc. attached is info on our group "time for mom" which meets once a week. Now if score is 12 or > or they answer with a number on question # 10 ( about harming yourself) we have a Behavioral Health staff member meet with the mom in the hospital.
    Where I practice it is state mandated that this be done.

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