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1. Which maternal behavior is the nurse most likely to see when a new mother receives her infant for the first time? Her arms and hands receive the infant and she then traces the infant's profile w... ith her fingertips. Attachment/bonding theory indicates that most mothers will demonstrate behaviors described in during the first visit with the newborn, which may be at delivery or later. 2. A client at 32-weeks gestation is hospitalized with severe pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), and magnesium sulfate is prescribed to control the symptoms. Which assessment finding indicates the therapeutic drug level has been achieved? A decreased in respiratory rate from 24 to 16 Magnesium sulfate, a CNS depressant, helps prevent seizures. A decreased respiratory rate indicates that the drug is effective. (Respiratory rate below 12 indicates toxic effects.) 3. Urinary output must be monitored when administering magnesium sulfate and should be at least 30 ml per hour. (The therapeutic level of magnesium sulfate for a PIH client is 4.8 to 9.6 mg/dl.) What is the therapeutic level of magnesium sulfate? The therapeutic level of magnesium sulfate for a PIH client is 4.8 to 9.6 mg/dl. What does it help prevent? helps prevent seizures What indicates toxic levels? 3 Respiratory rate below 12 indicates toxic effects. Urine output of less than 100 ml/4 hours Absent DTRs 4. Twenty minutes after a continuous epidural anesthetic is administered, a laboring client's blood pressure drops from 120/80 to 90/60. What action should the nurse take? Place woman in a lateral position The nurse should immediately turn the woman to a lateral position, place a pillow or wedge under the right hip to deflect the uterus, increase the rate of the main line IV infusion, and administer oxygen by face mask at 10-12 L/min. If the blood pressure remains low, especially if it further decreases, the anesthesiologist/healthcare provider should be notified immediately. [Show More]

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