Perinatal Continuing Education Program
Pretest Answer Key
Book I: Maternal and Fetal Evaluation
and Immediate Newborn Care
Unit 1: Is the Mother Sick? Is the Fetus Sick?
1. Yes No
X By the woman’s obstetrician
in consultation with a
X By the woman’s obstetrician
until she enters labor
X Jointly by the woman’s ob-
stetrician and a specialist,
with prenatal visits by the
woman to both
X Transfer of the woman’s care
entirely to a specialist at re-
gional perinatal center
2. Yes No
X Ask the woman about recent
intake of prescription and
nonprescription drugs.
X Check fetal heart rate.
X Assess frequency, duration,
and intensity of contractions.
X Assess resting tonus and time
between contractions.
X Review the course of previ-
ous labors and deliveries.
X Assess fetal position and esti-
mate fetal weight.
3. D. Insert a Foley catheter.
4. False
5. False
6. False
7. False
8. False
9. True
10. True
11. Yes No
X Decreased fetal movement
for 1 day at 34 weeks’
X Occasional periods of
bradycardia (heart rate
,110 beats/min)
X Premature rupture of
X A woman with a hyperten-
sive disorder of pregnancy
12. Yes No
X Gonorrhea
X Stable renal disease
X Abnormal glucose tolerance
X Maternal age of 13 years
Unit 2: Fetal Age, Growth, and Maturity
1. B. Maternal serum estriol level
2. A. Presence of phosphatidyl glycerol in
amniotic fluid
3. D. Maternal age
4. True
5. True
6. True
7. False
8. False
9. A. Measurement of the biparietal diameter
before 24 weeks’ gestation
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