question for OB nurses

  1. I have been out of nursing school for quite some time, and I forgot what the four numbers stand for when you do para/gravida. Does that make sense? Hopefully you can help.
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   fergus51
    Are you talking about GTPAL? If so...
    G Gravida: total number of pregnancies including the present one
    T pregnancies that went to TERM
    P pregnancies that delivered Preterm
    A Abortions or miscarriages
    L living children.
  4. by   canoehead
    Term would be 36 weeks right? and stillborns under P?
  5. by   fergus51
    That's how we do it.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Ditto.

    Heather
  7. by   emily_mom
    Same here.....
  8. by   PediRN
    thanks all, that's exactly what I wanted.
  9. by   Mimi2RN
    Term for us is 37 weeks, not 36.
  10. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by Mimi2RN
    Term for us is 37 weeks, not 36.
    36 vs 37weeks..obviously an issue similar to the great daylight savings debate...
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I missed the term part. Term for us is 37 weeks, unless of course, NICU is short-staffed

    Heather
  12. by   rdhdnrs
    Oh Heather really, you can't possibly be saying Nursery affects L&D??!!!! Ha, Ha!!
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    HA! HA!



    Heather
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    everywhere i have worked, no matter what, term is defined as greater than 37 weeks..we all know what 36-weekers can do....they crump a fair share of the time....

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