Labor Discomfort Ch. 16
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What are frequently used narcotics?
What is the antagnoist?
Why are epidurals safe to administer?
They do not cross the placenta
When is the only time you want to give sedatives during pregnancy?
If there is an infection
In an epidural, why is a fluid bolus administered before?
To stabilize the blood pressure
What advantages of an epidural?
- Indefinite duration
- Can be PCA
What are disadvantages of an epidural?
- Risk of hypotension
- Risk of fetal bradycardia
- Possible headache from spinal fluid leakage
What should the nurse do if the mother is experiencing hypotension?
- Position on the left side
- IV fluids
- Monitor BP
- O2 if fetal bradycardia
- Ephedrine from anesthesia
What would you like to do?
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