Obstetrics is a unique discipline of healthcare in which nurses play a crucial role in the childbearing experience. The labor and delivery nurse is expected to utilize current evidence based practice and think critically to provide safe, effective, patient-centered care throughout the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. This case study investigates a 26-year-old, Caucasian female diagnosed with placenta previa and her newborn. We selected this client as the focus of this case study due to her poor prenatal care, high-risk delivery and psychosocial disorders. The client was diagnosed with placenta previa in her second trimester, allowing us to further explore the condition, including the pathophysiology and symptoms of a low-lying placenta, risk factors associated with its development and the best indicated maternal and fetal treatment. We aimed to gain knowledge about nursing care during the labor and delivery period by studying and analyzing the collected laboratory data, diagnostic tests and results, medications and assessments of the client to formulate nursing diagnoses and interventions to aid in the promotion of a safe and healthy postpartum period. This poster presentation will serve as a visual aid to explore the pathophysiology and care of our client, a high-risk individual, throughout the stages of her pregnancy and delivery, as well as postpartum care and concerns.
Madison Hoenes is a junior in the nursing program at Kent State Stark. After graduation, she hopes to work in either obstetric or pediatric nursing, and plans to attend graduate school to become a Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys photography, is a member of the Honors College, and serves as Vice President of the Stark Campus Undergraduate Student Government.
Ryan Few is a junior at Kent State Stark majoring in nursing. After graduating with his BSN, he plans to work on an oncology unit. He then intends to continue his education and attend graduate school for a degree as a Nurse Practitioner. He is currently a member of the Honors College at Kent State Stark and is a Front End Coordinator and Cash Office Assistant at the Market District. His interests include bowling, kayaking, playing basketball, and just about anything else outdoors.
Hoenes, M., & Few, R. (2017). Obstetric Clinical Case Study: A 26-year-old Woman with Placenta Previa. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/4899
Hoenes, Madison, and Ryan Few. 2017. “Obstetric Clinical Case Study: A 26-Year-Old Woman With Placenta Previa”. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/4899.
Hoenes, M., and R. Few. Obstetric Clinical Case Study: A 26-Year-Old Woman With Placenta Previa. 28 Apr. 2017, https://oaks.kent.edu/node/4899.