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What are the components of a Bishop score?
dilation, effacement, station, cervical consistency, and cervical position
How do you interpret a Bishop score?
- A score of 9 favors high liklihood for successful induction
- if <4, need ripening
What is the risk to the fetus with prostaglandin preps?
uterine tachysystole (6 contractions in a 10 minute period)
What is the role of oxytocin administration with concurrent prostaglandin application?
oxytocin induction that follows prostaglandin use should be delayed 6-12 hours
What is uterine hypertonus?
a single contraction lasting longer than two mins
What are CI to prostaglandin agents?
asthma, glaucoma, or increased intraocular pressure
What is oxytocin's half life, onset, and when does it reach steady state?
- half life: 5 mins
- Onset: 3-5 mins
- Steady state: 40 mins
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