Postpartum fever or puerperal fever is defined as an oral temperature of 38°C (100.4°F) on two separate occasions at least 4 hours apart or of >38.5°C (101.6°F) at any time. This ...
Mode of delivery
Prophylactic medication given prior to surgery
Premature rupture of membranes
Rupture of membranes >6 hours
Pelvic pain or foul smelling lochia
Oxygen therapy if necessary
Assess for signs of septic shock or septicemia
Treatment by condition:
Parenteral broad-spectrum antibio...
Explain rationale f...
O86.4 Pyrexia of unknown origin following delivery
O86.19 Other infection of genital tract following delivery
O91.12 Abscess of breast associated with the puerperium
O86.0 Infection of obstetr...
With endometritis—if no resolution of fever after 48 hours of broad-spectrum IV antibiotic, must get a CT scan of abdomen/pelvis to look for other causes (abscess, hematoma, SVT)
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