Stages of Labor and Nursing Care.
Paragraphs 2-1 through 2-16.
After completing this lesson, you should be able to:
Identify the definition and process of labor.
Identify the signs and symptoms of true labor
and false labor.
Identify descriptive phrases that concern the
four stages of labor.
Identify those factors that distinguish the three
phases of the first stage of labor.
Identify the nursing care given the patient during
the first stage of labor.
Select the signs of the second stage of labor.
Identify those parameters used to determine
when the patient is taken to the delivery room.
Identify the nursing care given the patient while
in the delivery room.
Identify signs of placental separation.
Select the nursing interventions used during the
third stage of labor.
2-11. Select the goal of the fourth stage of labor.
2-12. Identify the nursing care given the patient during
the fourth stage of labor.
2-13. Identify those factors which may extend or
influence the duration of labor.
After studying the assignment, complete the exercises
at the end of this lesson. These exercises will help
you to achieve the lesson objectives.