The Effect of the Full-time Nursing Staff Accompanying to Elderly Parturients Combined with Percutaneous Electrical Stimulation
Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages: 16-19
Received: Dec. 19, 2019; Accepted: Dec. 30, 2019; Published: Jan. 21, 2020
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Chen Ruihong, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Zuo Li, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Liang Jinjuan, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiling Town Hospital, Guangzhou, China
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This study is to investigate the effect of the full-time nursing staff accompanying to elderly parturients combined with percutaneous electrical stimulation. In our hospital from January 2017 to December 2017, 95 elderly primiparas were randomly divided into control group (48 cases) and nursing group (47 cases). The control group was given perinatal routine care, the observation group was given full-time nursing staff accompanying combined percutaneous electrical stimulation. The delivery pain score, labor process, postpartum bleeding volume, postpartum urinary retention and neonatal Apgar score were compared between the two groups. When the mother's cervical opening is 3cm, the VAS score of nursing group patients was 8.34±1.28, but the VAS score in control group was 5.16±1.87. However, when the mother's cervical is fully opened, The VAS between the two groups is not statistically different. As can be seen from Table 3, in the nursing group of the whole-process companion nursing combined with the percutaneous electrical stimulation treatment, the time of the labor process is two hours lower than the control group. Postpartum bleeding in nursing group was 159.25±40.23 ml, but postpartum bleeding in nursing group was 210.22±40.46 ml. Therefore, the postpartum hemorrhage in nursing group is obviously reduced. In the nursing group, the number of patients with postpartum urine storage was 2, but in the control group, it rose to 11. These results including the time of labor process, postpartum bleeding and the cases of postpartum retention of urine were statistically different between two groups (P<0.05). Apgar score for neonates after birth at 1 minute, 5 minutes or 10 minutes was similar between two groups (P>0.05). The whole course accompanying nursing combined with percutaneous electrical stimulation therapy is used in the natural delivery of elderly parturients to reduce the pain of delivery, shorten the labor process, improve the postpartum hemorrhage and reduce the incidence of postpartum urinary retention. But it had no obvious effect on neonatal Apgar score. In conclusion, the full-time nursing staff accompanying with percutaneous electrical stimulation therapy is safe and reliable.
Elderly Parturient, Percutaneous Electrical Stimulation, Full-time Nursing Staff Accompanying, Delivery Pain, Postpartum Urine Retention
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Chen Ruihong, Zuo Li, Liang Jinjuan, The Effect of the Full-time Nursing Staff Accompanying to Elderly Parturients Combined with Percutaneous Electrical Stimulation, Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020, pp. 16-19. doi: 10.11648/j.jgo.20200801.14
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