Premature rupture of membranes resident survival guide

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief:

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Life Threatening Causes

Life-threatening causes include conditions that may result in death or permanent disability within 24 hours if left untreated.

Common Causes


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History suggestive of PROM<be>(leakage of fluid from the vagina)
Physical examination findings confirm PROM
•Pooling of fluid
•Positive nitrazine and Ferning tests
Sterile speculum examination assess dilation and ultrasound if indicated
PROM ruled-out
PROM confirmed
Check gestational age
•Arrange transportation to tertiary care if possible
•Arrange prompt consult with obstetrician
Fetal non-stress test and ECG to assess well being
Induce delivery with oxytocin if at-term gestation
Plan delivery if any signs of infection, placental insufficiency, fetal distress, or active labor
24-31 weeks
•Delivery if lung maturity is satisfactory
32-33 weeks
Delivery at 34 weeks or amniocentesis if abortion is suspected
34-36 weeks
Group B strep prophylaxis


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