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Critical Care and Trauma

Which is not an indication for transfer of a pregnant patient to an intensive care unit?

a. Need for invasive monitoring

b. Impending respiratory failure

c. Thyrotoxicosis with normotensive tachycardia

d. Refractory hypotension despite adequate resuscitation

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which is universally required during the transport of a pregnant patient?

a. Telemetry

b. Central venous access

c. Continuous pulse oximetry

d. Continuous fetal heart rate monitoring

What is the most common indication for admission to an obstetrical intermediate care unit?

a. Sepsis

b. Hemorrhage

c. Hypertension

d. Cardiopulmonary disease

Why does ventricle performance, measured with the use of pulmonary artery catheters, remain within normal range in term pregnant women?

a. Increased pulse rate

b. Decreased vascular resistance

c. Increased blood volume and cardiac output

d. All of the above

Which of the following changes would cause an increase in stroke volume?

a. Increase in heart rate

b. Increase in cardiac output

c. Increase in systemic vascular resistance

d. Decrease in pulmonary vascular resistance

What is the most common cause of pulmonary edema in a pregnant patient?

a. Sepsis

b. Cardiac failure

c. Hypertensive disorders

d. Iatrogenic fluid overload

A 32-year-old primigravida at 36 weeks’ gestation is undergoing induction of ...

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