Preeclampsia Case Study

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Case Study #118 1. Based on the assessment data you have obtained so far, what do you thinking is happening to J.F. at this time? With the data that has been collected so far it appears that J.F. is developing preeclampsia (Durham & Chapman, 2014). 2. As you assess J.F. for edema in her ankles, you note that she is closest to letter B in the figure below, with edema at about 4mm. How would you document this edema? 2+ pitting edema 3. What other assessment questions should you ask her at this time? You would want to find out if she has a family history of preeclampsia, if she has had any visual disturbances (i.e.: blurred vision, blindness, …), upper abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, and shortness of breath or chest pain (Durham & Chapman, 2014).…show more content…
What information should you obtain from her obstetric record? From her obstetric record you can learn her weight gain pattern because preeclampsia can cause sudden weight gain of more than 2 pounds per week (Durham & Chapman, 2014). Any previous preeclampsia and a family history of preeclampsia are important details and should be in her chart (but patient might also tell you). As this is the patient’s first pregnancy she is at risk for developing preeclampsia, as the risk is highest for first pregnancies. The patient’s young age also put her at high risk as

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