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what are important things to monitor when giving Pit (3)
maternal BP and pulse changes
hypertonicity of uterus
fetal HR and rhythm
MOA of pit
causes uterine contractions -- increases frequency, duration and force
nursing implications with Pit (2)
frequently assess fetal HR, rhythm
stop infusion and notify MD if contractions last longer than 1 min or if alteration in fetal rhythm or HR
what is the purpose of Rhogam?
prevents Rh-negative woman from developing antibodies after exposure to Rh positive blood
when is most common time to give Rhogam?
at 28 weeks gestation and within 72 hrs delivery