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#1 notonmywatch

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 08:44 PM

At how many weeks do other services start treating contractions as preterm labor not threaten abor?

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#2 jbflightnurse

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:28 AM

typically it is 20 weeks.
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#3 Mike Mims

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:58 PM

For our facility
-Less than 20 wks; miscarrage
-Less than 24 wks is threaten abortion.

But, alot has to depend on:
-If they've had a PROM.
You can be 24 wks gestation have PROM sent home and brought back when the chances of a viable baby are greater.
-Active lobor or not
This depends on the treatment plan and terms used
-Have steriods been given (like betamethasone) or not
These are usaually given when:
1) Pt has had PROM with active labor.
2) Greater than 25 wk gestation (greater than 27 would be better)



Short answer:
Preterm labor- greater than 25 wks
Threaten AB- 20-24 wks.
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#4 notonmywatch

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:42 AM

typically it is 20 weeks.



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#5 medic675

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 09:49 PM

Mike-

PROM??? Premature rupture of membranes?? am I close?
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#6 Jwade

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 07:00 PM

Mike-

PROM??? Premature rupture of membranes?? am I close?



YES ! Correct acronym....
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