"You have pitting edema in your ankles."
"You have deep tendon reflexes rated 2+."
"You have calf pain when the nurse flexes your foot."
"You have a 'fleshy' odor to your vaginal drainage."
Gravida 5, para 5
Primipara who delivered a 7-lb boy
Client who is bottle feeding her first child
Client who wishes to breastfeed as soon as her baby is out of the neonatal intensive care unit
Diuresis and diaphoresis
Flatulence and constipation
Extreme hunger and thirst
Lochial color changes from rubra to alba
The fundus is palpable at the level of the umbilicus.
The fundus is palpable two fingerbreadths above the umbilicus.
The fundus is palpable one fingerbreadth below the umbilicus.
The fundus is palpable two fingerbreadths below the umbilicus.
Document the finding.
Tell the health care provider.
Begin antibiotic therapy immediately.
Have the laboratory draw blood for reanalysis.