Documentation Guidelines

• Physical responses: Amount and character of blood loss, vital signs, abdominal assessment (presence and description of pain, response to analgesics)

• Serial laboratory values: Hemoglobin and hematocrit, coagulation profile, white blood count; results of Rh test

• Response to treatments: Surgery, laparoscopy, fluid or blood replacement, medications

• Emotional status and coping abilities, partner's response

• Presence of complications: Hemorrhage, hypovolemic shock, infection

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