So I have been lucky enough to receive a preceptorship on my dream floor and am extremely nervous. I am going to review basic things such as the assessments BUBBLE-HEB, practice my fundal assessments once im there (sometimes they are hard to feel and I am afraid of hurting the patient
, and review basic postpartum meds. Im also going to review possible postpartum complications and risk factors. Any other suggestions as what to review? Also, I have a lot of small questions that are not in my book. I know it may depend by hospital but if u have an avg feel free to reply. I want to have a place for my patient but am unsure of the "time line".... so here are some questions to help me! thanks in advance.
How many hours after delivery should you get mom out of bed? I know the soon the better...
When does the foley come out? My guess is about 12 hours after delivery?? does it differ vaginal vs. c section?
After the foley is out pt is due to void 6-8 hours after right? If not, bladder scan and possible straight cath??? *distended bladder= inc risk for pp hem so i know this is important
How soon can they start drinking or eating ? (hours after delivery)... I know u advance the diet is tolerated but would like to know what to expect...
How soon after the delivery does the baby need to eat? I know you can attempt breast feeding in the delivery room but if they are formula feeding would u get them formula right away? or wait till they wake up... I vaguely rememember something about sleeping phase and alert phase ... lol
How many times a day should the baby be feeding? 8 to 12 times a day for bf, and for formula? is it the same?
Meconium should be passed in the first 24 hours right? urine too?
How many wet diapers per day? 6-8?
So i know this is a long post but I am just really nervous and do not want to seem like a Dumb *** on the first day! My maternity lecture class was not the greatest and was left with many questions! I just want to be confident and offer moms the best care that I can!