Published Aug 6, 2004
Hi all, tomorrow we are back in clincial and do a 12 point maternal assessment. Last semester we did the head to toe assessments. We had lots of practice before clinical on each other. This time there is no practice. Saturday is maternal assessments and Sunday is newborn assessments.
Right now I just want to get the concepts down with maternal assessments and how to talk to the mom while doing the assessments i.e. breasts and perineum and lochia.
I have to be on the unit in scrubs by 0730 so we have to get there early and get scrubs on. Hope they fit! :rotfl:
I hope I understand what you are asking advice on, I'm sure you already have your format of questions to ask etc. You just want to know how to ask them and get through the day? : ) I am an OB tech, so I work L&D and float Mom/baby sometimes. A lot of people feel wierd asking such intimate and personal questions at first, but remember to be matter of fact and address these as if you were asking about a belly ache. If you don't appear embarrassed, the patient is less likely to feel uncomfortable too. And as for the scrubs, there are a few sizes - something is bound to fit alright enough. Sg
Thank you for the advice! Yes, basically I remember the head to toe from last semester but this is a new one because these are postpartum women. I am praying that I get a woman about my age, with a vag delivery and pretty easy. Perhaps even a multiparis so she is familiar with all this stuff! But konwing my luck I'll end up with something totally different!!!!
But then again, if you had a patient who was a first-time mom, she would also be new to what was happening to her. Maybe better that way, because she wouldn't notice your inexperience etc! Good luck! SG
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