A 19-year-old unmarried college student who is approximately 8 weeks pregnant asks the nurse, “If I have an abortion in the next 2 or 3 weeks, how will it be done?” The nurse instructs the client that at this gestational age, an abortion is usually performed by which of the following techniques?
1. Dilatation and curettage.
2. Menstrual extraction.
3. Dilatation and vacuum extraction.
4. Saline induction.
When the gestation is less than 13 weeks, an elective abortion is usually performed by the dilatation and curettage method. Menstrual extraction, or suction evacuation, is the easiest method, but it is used only when the client is between 5 and 7 weeks’ gestation. Dilatation and vacuum extraction is used when clients are between 12 and 16 weeks’ gestation. Saline induction, used forclients between 16 and 24 weeks’ gestation, involves instillation of a hypertonic saline solution into the amniotic sac to initiate expulsion. Oxytocin infusion may also be used with saline induction.
CN: Health promotion and maintenance; CL: Apply
小编寄语：There are so many people and things in this world that will let you down, and the last thing you should do is let yourself down.这世界已经有很多人和事会让你失望，而最不应该的，就是自己还令自己失望。