A client at 37 weeks’ gestation is scheduled for a biophysical profile. Which of the following should the nurse instruct the client to do before the test?
1. Drink 1 to 2 L of fluid.
2. Take nothing by mouth after midnight before the test.
3. Plan to remain in the clinic for 4 hours after the test.
4. Eat a high-fiber meal after the test.
A biophysical profile includes a nonstress test; evaluation of fetal breathing movements, gross body movements, and fetal tone; and amniotic fluid volume measurement. Because an ultrasound analysis is used during the test, the client should plan to drink 1 to 2 L of fluid before the test to ensure a full bladder, which provides better visualization of the fetus. The client does not need to be on nothing-by-mouth status before the test. The client does not need to remain in the clinic for 4 hours after the test. However, if the client were scheduled for a contraction stress test, she would be observed as an outpatient for 1 to 4 hours after the test to make certain that the contractions had stopped. The client does not need to eat a high-fiber meal after the test. A high-fiber meal typically is indicated after certain radiographic procedures, such as an upper gastrointestinal series.
CN: Reduction of risk potential; CL: Apply
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