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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