Anne Scupholme is Clinical Director of the Nurse-Midwifery Service at the University of Miami—Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida. She received her nursing and nurse-midwifery education in England and completed her refresher program at Booth Maternity Hospital in Philadelphia.
PUERPERAL INVERSION OF THE UTERUS: A Case Report*
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2011
1982 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 27, Issue 5, pages 37–40, September-October 1982
How to Cite
Scupholme, A. (1982), PUERPERAL INVERSION OF THE UTERUS: A Case Report. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 27: 37–40. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(82)90009-X
This paper is adapted from a presentation given by the author at the 27th annual meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, April 1982, in Lexington, Kentucky.
- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2011
During the first 4 years of the nurse-midwifery service at the University of Miami—Jackson Memorial Medical Center, five cases of puerperal inversion of the uterus were reported. One case is presented and discussed with emphasis on nurse-midwifery management. A review of the literature revealed that, although rare, this phenomenon is more common than generally assumed and nurse-midwives should be familiar with diagnosis and management.