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|