Two placental disorders that you’ll need to be able to differentiate are placental abruption (also known as abruptio placentae) and placenta previa. In this podcast episode, we’ll talk through the key differences and nursing interventions so it all makes perfect sense. In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • What these two conditions are
  • Classification criteria 
  • Key signs and symptoms for each
  • Risk factors for both conditions
  • Medical and surgical treatments
  • Nursing interventions for both
  • How to differentiate between the two for your exams

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