A 56-year-old woman states she has been having severe cramping and vaginal bleeding for several days. She reports soaking 8 sanitary napkins in the past half hour. As you question her, you note a red stain begin to encircle the bed sheets beneath her. Her vital signs are: BP 78/58 mmHg, P 132 bpm, R. 20/min., Sa02 95%. Which of the following interventions is appropriate at this time?
Give oxytocin 10 units IM to promote uterine contraction