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Identify components of postpartum care

Learner Task: The patient ultimately delivers vaginally and returns for postpartum examination. Identify the components of her postpartum care that are important to address at the postpartum visit.
Educator Checklist: Postpartum Care of Patient with Pre-Eclampsia
Mark the appropriate column to indicate whether the learner included each element in his or her response. When completed, tally the “Included” column to calculate the learner’s score.

Included =1 Not Included =0
Depression screening: asks about signs or symptoms of depression
Contraception: asks about sexual activity and contraception. Appropriately counsels patient about at least four appropriate contraception options, including sterilization and long-acting reversible contraception. Can include side effects, risks, and contraindications for all four.
Liver function tests: assesses for persistent elevated liver function tests
Breastfeeding concerns: asks about breastfeeding
Physical recovery: asks about pain, vaginal bleeding, return of sexual activity
Domestic violence: screens for domestic violence and safety
Future pregnancy: discusses timing of future pregnancy, importance of appropriate spacing of pregnancies
Blood pressure screening: assesses for persistent elevated blood pressures