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Maternity & Women’s Health Care 12th Edition Lowdermilk Test Bank Chapter 1: 21st Century Maternity and Women’s Health Nursing MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. In evaluating the level of a pregnant w... omans risk of having a low-birth-weight (LBW) infant, which factor is the most important for the nurse to consider? 2. What is the primary role of practicing nurses in the research process? 3. A 23-year-old African-American woman is pregnant with her first child. Based on the statistics for infant mortality, which plan is most important for the nurse to implement? 4. During a prenatal intake interview, the nurse is in the process of obtaining an initial assessment of a 21-year-old Hispanic client with limited English proficiency. Which action is the most important for the nurse to perform? 5. The nurses working at a newly established birthing center have begun to compare their performance in providing maternal-newborn care against clinical standards. This comparison process is most commonly known as what? 6. Which statement best exemplifies contemporary maternity nursing? 7. A 38-year-old Hispanic woman vaginally delivered a 9-pound, 6-ounce baby girl after being in labor for 43 hours. The baby died 3 days later from sepsis. On what grounds could the woman have a legitimate legal case for negligence? 8. When the nurse is unsure how to perform a client care procedure that is high risk and low volume, his or her best action in this situation would be what? 9. The National Quality Forum has issued a list of never events specifically pertaining to maternal and child health. These include all of the following except: 10. A nurse caring for a pregnant client should be aware that the U.S. birth rate shows what trend? 11. A recently graduated nurse is attempting to understand the reason for increasing health care spending in the United States. Which information gathered from her research best explains the rationale for these higher costs compared with other developed countries? 12. Which statement best describes maternity nursing care that is based on knowledge gained through research and clinical trials? 13. What is the minimum level of practice that a reasonably prudent nurse is expected to provide? 14. Through the use of social media technology, nurses can link with other nurses who may share similar interests, insights about practice, and advocate for clients. Which factor is the most concerning pitfall for nurses using this technology? 15. During a prenatal intake interview, the client informs the nurse that she would prefer a midwife to provide both her care during pregnancy and deliver her infant. Which information is most appropriate for the nurse to share with this client? 16. While obtaining a detailed history from a woman who has recently immigrated from Somalia, the nurse realizes that the client has undergone female genital mutilation. What is the nurses most appropriate response in this situation? 17. To ensure client safety, the practicing nurse must have knowledge of The Joint Commissions current Do Not Use list of abbreviations. Which term is acceptable for use regarding medication administration? 18. Maternity nurses can enhance communication among health care providers by using the SBAR technique. The acronym SBAR stands for what? 19. Healthy People 2020 has established national health priorities that focus on a number of maternal-child health indicators. Nurses are assuming greater roles in assessing family health and are providing care across the perinatal continuum. Which of these priorities has made the most significant progress? MULTIPLE RESPONSE 1. Greater than one third of women in the United States are now obese (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or greater). Less than one quarter of women in Canada exhibit the same BMI. Obesity in the pregnant woman increases both maternal medical risk factors and negative outcomes for the infant. The nurse is about to perform an assessment on a client who is 28 weeks pregnant and has a BMI of 35. What are the most frequently reported complications for which the nurse must be alert while assessing this client? (Select all that apply.) 2. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law by President Obama in early 2010. The Act provides some immediate benefits, and other provisions will take place over the next several years. The practicing nurse should have a thorough understanding of how these changes will benefit his or her clients. Which outcomes are goals of the ACA? (Select all that apply.) 3. Which statements indicate that the nurse is practicing appropriate family-centered care techniques? (Select all that apply.) 4. Which methods help alleviate the problems associated with access to health care for the maternity client? (Select all that apply.) ............................................................CONTINUED................................................................. [Show More]

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