The term oligohydramnios literally means “scant amniotic fluid” and is diagnosed when ultrasound reveals an amniotic fluid index (AFI) of less than 5 cm. In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The role of amniotic fluid
  • The causes and complications of oligohydramnios
  • Signs/symptoms of oligohydramnios
  • Key nursing assessments and interventions
  • Tests utilized to evaluate oligohydramnios
  • Patient education

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