Labor Discomfort Ch. 16

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Labor Discomfort Ch. 16
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2010-10-10 16:42:15
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  1. What are frequently used narcotics?

    What is the antagnoist?
    • Stadol
    • Morphine

    Narcan
  2. Why are epidurals safe to administer?
    They do not cross the placenta
  3. When is the only time you want to give sedatives during pregnancy?
    If there is an infection
  4. In an epidural, why is a fluid bolus administered before?
    To stabilize the blood pressure
  5. What advantages of an epidural?
    • Indefinite duration
    • Titratable
    • Can be PCA
  6. What are disadvantages of an epidural?
    • Risk of hypotension
    • Risk of fetal bradycardia
    • Possible headache from spinal fluid leakage
  7. 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

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