Bishop’s Score. The 5 components of the Bishop’s Score include: position, consistency, station, dilation, and effacement. Each portion is scored on a scale of 0-2 or 0-3. A score of 5 or less implies that a woman is unlikely to experience labor spontaneously and that an induction would fail, indicating the need for a C-section. A score of 8 implies that an induction would be successful while a score of 9 suggests that spontaneous labor is likely to occur soon.
Leopold’s maneuvers a. Presentation: hands are placed on either side of the maternal abdomen to palpate at fundus to determine if round, hard object felt at fundus (fetal head, indicated a breech presentation) or soft, irregular contour ( fetal buttocks, indicating a vertex presentation)
What nursing students should know about skulls: the anterior fontanel is diamond shaped and closes around 18 months. The smaller, triangular shaped fontanel closes between 6-8 weeks following birth in a full-term infant. Sutures should be smooth when palpated.