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Analgesic potentiators
can decrease anxiety, & incr the effectiveness of analgesics when given simultaneously
Epidural block
Regional anesthesia effective through the first and second stage of labor
General anesthesia
state of induced unconsciousness that may be achieved through intravenous injection or inhalation or both methods
Local infiltration anesthesia
injecting an anesthetic agent into intracuteaneous, subcutaneous, intramuscular area of perineum
Pudendal block
injection into pudendal nerve to produce numbness of the external genitals and the lower one third of the vagina to permit birth and episiotomy
Regional Analgesia
temporary and reversible loss of sensation produced by injecting an anesthetic agent into an area that bring the agent into direct contact with the nervous tissue
Regional Anesthesia
Spinal Block
Injection of a local anesthetic agent directly into the spinal fluid in the spinal canal to provide anesthesia for vaginal & cesarean births
Afterpains
cramplike pains due to contractions of the uterus that occur after childbirth
Boggy uterus
uterine fundus when it is not firmly contracted after the birth of the baby, excessive bleeding occurs from placental site and hemorrhage may occur
Diastasis recti abdominins
separation of the recti abdominis muscles along the median line, cause by incomplete delivery
En Face
A assumed position in which one person looks at another and maintains his or her face in the same vertical plan as the other
Engrossement
sense of sbsorption, preoccupation and interet in the infant by the father during early contact with their infants
Fundus
upper portion of the uterus between the fallopian tubes
Involution
Rolling or turning inward, the reduction in size of the uterus after childbirth
Lochia
Maternal discharge of blood , mucus, and tissue from the uterus, may last several weeks after brith
Lochia alba
white vag discharge last 10th thru 21st day after birth
Lochia rubra
red blood tinges vag discharge following birth 2 to 4 days after birth
Lochia serosa
Pink serous and blood tinged vag discharge 7 to 10 days after birth
Order of Lochia
Rubra, Serosa, Alba,
Maternal role attainment
Process by which mother learn behavior & Identifies w being mom.
Postpartum blues
mild depression, tearfulness, anxiety, HA, irritability
Puerperium
completion of the third stage of labor until involution of the uterus is complete usually 6 weeks.
Reciprocity
An interaction cycle that occurs between mother and baby, curing, synchrony, rhythmicity
Subinvolution
Failure of a part to return to normal size after child birth i.e. uterus.
Continuous epidural infusion
epidural catheter is left in place following the cesarean birth and medication is continually administered via electric pump
Couplet care
Baby remains at bedside and mother and baby are cared for my same nurse.
Family-centered care
Home environment and care for father, mother & infant
Mother-baby care
Baby remains at bedside and mother and baby are cared for my same nurse.
Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA)
Self administration of pain med via pump
Active alert state
Alert state marked by increase in facial and body movement, with fussing
Active sleep
light sleep
Cosleeping
An infant sleeping in close social and or physical contact with a committed caregiver
Crying State
a state in the infant sleep/awake cycle in which increased motor activity grimaces eyes that are tightly closed or open, extreme response to stimuli
Drowsy state
state between light sleep and quiet alert state. Infant opens and closes eyes appear glazed and face is often still
Late preterm infant
An infant born between 34 to 37 weeks of gestation.
Light sleep
highest portion of newborn sleep,
Postpartal home care
Home visit for postpartal families occurring in the home setting.
Quiet alert state
brightening of the eyes and face. Attentive and provide positive feedback to care giver.
Quiet sleep
deep sleep
Shaken baby injuries
Injuries acquired by an infant as a result of being shaken or hit.
Tummy Time
Prone positioning while awake