HESI RN Nursing Specialty
HESI RN Nursing Specialty ( 78 Questions)
The practical nurse (PN) is caring for a postpartum client who delivered 5 hours ago and has saturated a perineal pad with a few clots within 15 minutes.
Which action is most important for the PN to implement?
The most important action for the PN to implement is to **assess the vital signs**. Saturation of a peripad within 15 minutes to 1 hour after delivery must be promptly reported. Data such as the amount of bleeding, the condition of the uterus, checking the maternal vital signs, and observing for signs of shock would play a vital role in the care of the patient with hemorrhage¹. Early recognition and treatment of PPH are critical to care management.