Measuring and Communicating Blood Loss During Obstetric Hemorrhage

Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 05/17/2012

Accurate quantification of blood loss is an essential skill necessary to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality associated with obstetric hemorrhage. Visual estimation of blood has been consistently shown to be extremely inaccurate. The nurse plays a pivotal role in quantifying blood loss after birth, recognizing triggers, mobilizing needed interventions, and providing essential communication.

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