Premature Rupture Of The Membranes- Assessment

What should you check in premature rupture of the membranes?

  1. Presence of a painless leakage of fluid from the vagina.
  2. Absence of steady labor contractions.
  3. Positive nitrazine test- it turns blue.
  4. Presence of meconium in the fluid.
  5. Amount, color, consistency, and odor of fluid.
  6. Decreased uterine size.
  7. Elevated temperature which may indicate infection- Monitor vital signs
  8. Tachycardia in the fetus, which may indicate maternal infection- Fetal monitoring is necessary.

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