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What is the management for a client with post-partum hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: Fluids, then blood.
Post-partum hemorrhage is the loss of morethan 500 ml of blood after vaginal delivery, or 1000 ml of blood after cesarean section.
It is the most common cause of perinatal maternal death in the modern world. The management is similar to shock since fluid loss occurs. First crystalloid solution, then blood units if loss is >2000 ml or shock progresses despite aggressive replacement.

In brief: Fluids, then blood.
Post-partum hemorrhage is the loss of morethan 500 ml of blood after vaginal delivery, or 1000 ml of blood after cesarean section.
It is the most common cause of perinatal maternal death in the modern world. The management is similar to shock since fluid loss occurs. First crystalloid solution, then blood units if loss is >2000 ml or shock progresses despite aggressive replacement.
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