Maternal & Child Nursing
Hydatidiform mole (H. mole) Nursing  Management

Hydatidiform mole (H. mole) Nursing Management

After the management of patients with Hydatidiform mole, they are required to have a birth control method in the next 6 – 12 months for accurate monitoring of their HCG level.Doctors would send in a referral form on the family planning department for assistance. Most often than not, the appointment date for family counseling would...
Spontaneous Abortion

Spontaneous Abortion

Case: Ana, a 40-year-old female came in to the Emergency Room complaining of vaginal bleeding. She has been known to be pregnant for 5 weeks. The doctor assessed her noting for her last menstrual period and indicated an internal examination.   A complete abortion was the diagnosis of the doctor. Ana and her husband grieve...
Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening

Pregnancy is often faced with all sorts of fears. Women during their childbearing years are always seen to be wary on how healthy their baby is inside their wombs. They worry much about their baby’s looks, deformities, and some congenital disorders that could hinder their baby’s well being. Though there are many diagnostic procedures that...
Autism Nursing Management

Autism Nursing Management

Autism remains to be a marvel in the field of medicine. It is a complex disorder which is not diagnosed medically but by behavioral observation and screening. Recent studies showed that one out of 110 children worldwide is considered to have some form of autism; this incidence is ten times higher than ten years ago....
Dilation and Curettage

Dilation and Curettage

Dilation (or dilatation) and curettage (D&C) is a gynaecological procedure done by widening or opening the cervical canal and surgical removal of the uterine lining or uterine contents by scooping and scrapping (with the use of sharp curette) or suctioning (suction curettage) . It is a minor surgery done in ambulatory or outpatient surgery clinics...
Obesity in Pregnancy Nursing Management

Obesity in Pregnancy Nursing Management

Obesity as defined is the abnormal accumulation of fat cells in the visceral and subcutaneous portions of the body. During pregnancy, women are more likely to eat for two as they may have cravings for food. Gaining weight may be attributed to the demand of the growing fetus and the accumulation of maternal stores. However,...
Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)

Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)

The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness or IMCI has several key points in the promotion and restoration of health of children in the community. It has been improved to provide a more integrated approach to managing sick children by UNICEF in cooperation with the World Health Organization. The main objectives of IMCI involves the reduction...
Anemia in Pregnancy-Nursing Considerations

Anemia in Pregnancy-Nursing Considerations

During pregnancy, a woman may develop a slight expansion in the blood volume than the normal RBC count as the body prepares for catering the growing fetus inside the mother’s womb. It is called as pseudoanemia of early pregnancy- which is part of the normal changes in the woman’s body. True anemia, however occurs as...
Menopausal Assessment Tool and Intervention Index

Menopausal Assessment Tool and Intervention Index

Menopause is the cessation of menstrual cycles (Pillitteri, 2007). It is the time when menses cease marking the end of reproductive abilities due to natural changes in sex hormones (Ladewig et al., 2006; London et al., 2007) — it is the permanent end of fertility and fecundity (Ricci, 2007). Women refer this period as a...
Safe Motherhood and its Sad Reality

Safe Motherhood and its Sad Reality

Maternal morbidity and mortality has always been attributed with the health condition of the pregnant mothers. According to AbouZahr (2003), the health of mothers has long been acknowledged to be a cornerstone of public health. Increasing maternal morbidity and mortality rates called an alarming attention of the primary health care (PHC)—thus, the PHC initiated the...
Knowing Unang Yakap Campaign

Knowing Unang Yakap Campaign

What is Unang Yakap Campaign? It is diligently the adoption of the new policy standards in newborn care following the implementation of Health Reforms for Rapid Reduction in Maternal and Newborn Mortality. It is to counter effect the Philippine’s steady figures in neonatal mortality for the past 10 to 20 years showing a non- existent...
Postpartum Clients Nursing Consideration

Postpartum Clients Nursing Consideration

Puerperium from the Latin terms, puer meaning “child” and parere which means “to bring forth”, pertains to the point of time where maternal changes happen after the delivery of the baby. According to Pilliterri (1992), it involves two essential venues for maternal and child well- being, referring to both retrogressive and progressive processes. Retrogressive in...
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