AMNIOTIC FLUID EMBOLISM

Aug 5, 2008

AMNIOTIC FLUID EMBOLISM- is the escape of of amniotic fluid containing debris such as meconeum,lanugo and vernix caseosa into the maternal circulation resulting debris enters to pulmonary arterioles

CONDITIONS WHICH MAY CAUSE AMNIOTIC FLUID EMBOLISM

  • uterine rupture
  • hysterectomy
  • marginal placental separation
Signs and Symptoms:
  • dyspnea - difficulty of breathing
  • chest pain
  • cyanosis
  • tachycardia
  • shock due

Nursing Measures:
  • close observation
  • monitor vital signs and blood pressure
  • blood transfusion as ordered by the doctor
  • oxygination as ordered by the doctor

maternal nursing book and my nursing notes

2 comments:

Mom of Four said...

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