How often are your postpartum vital signs and assessments?

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    How often do you do post partum VS and assessments for c/s and vag deliveries? Just wondering what everyone else is doing. Thanks!!!!!
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    Vag q 4 hrs for first 12 hrs, then q 12 hrs. C/S (after recovery - upon arrival to pp floor) q 30 min for first 2 hrs, the q 4 for first 24, then q 12.
    Of course, this is for stable pt - more often if needed.
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    For vag - after transfer from L/D, we do q30min x 3, q4h x 3, then q12hr.
    C/S - q30min x 3, q4h x 48h, then q8h.
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    Vag Q15 for the first 2 hours, then Q shift (12 hours).

    C-sections Q15x2 hours then Q4 hours until they are ambulating (which is usually 12 hours post op) then Q shift (12 hours).
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    Vaginal deliveries - In labour ward; Once within 30mons of delivery and again prior to transfer
    - Once in in-patient ward; Once daily


    C/S - In recovery area; 5mins x4, 15mins x2 30minx4
    - In in-patient area; On admission then twice daily

    (Im in the UK)
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    We do the same for both
    Q 15 min x 4, then Q 30 min x2, Q Hour x2, then every shift (which routinely always get done at 08-12-16-20, so there's a few extras)
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    Once our patients get to the postpartum floor we do Vag. deliveries on admit then again in 4 hours then it is once a shift (so basially Q12), the same goes for assessments. For C/S they get vitals on admit, then Q4hr X24hrs with resp rate Q2hr if they had a spinal morph and assessment is once a shift. Of course everything is more frequent if issues.
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    Hi- I am a new grad now with 7 mos on my feet runnung the floors!
    At my hosp, L&D, PP all in 1 unit we average 100-120 deliveries a month. For our new Moms-
    Vag recovery-
    15min x4
    30minx x 4
    1 hr x 2 then q4 hrs there after.

    c/s- ( usually 1.5 hrs in recovery rm) then
    Sat monitor for 24 hrs and
    30min x 4
    than hourly x 4
    then q4 hrs.
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    Back in Quebec,
    VB
    Once after birth and then q shift or PRN, of course!
    C/S
    q15 minutes ad stable
    q30 minutes x 2 hours
    q1 hrs x4
    and then q shift

    Here, in Minnesota
    VB
    q15 minutes x 1 hr
    q30 minutes x 2 hours
    q1 hrs x2
    q4 hrs x 24hrs
    and then q shift
    C/S
    q15 minutes ad stable
    q30 minutes x 2 hours
    q1 hrs x4
    q4 hrs ad discharge

    (Oufta!)
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    Quote from Elvish
    For vag - after transfer from L/D, we do q30min x 3, q4h x 3, then q12hr.
    C/S - q30min x 3, q4h x 48h, then q8h.
    Although I work in LDRP therefore, no transfer from L/D to PP, we do it a lot like this. Babies must have charting q2 hours and vitals q4, I just wanted to add.


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