Labor Management

Part 2: Objective information:
Fetal heart tones are 130, with minimal variability
Vaginal exam is 4 cm/90%effaced/ -1 station
She is complaining of pain – 8/10 on a numerical scale.
An IV has been started with an 18 gauge catheter with 1 liter of Lactated Ringers at 150 ml per hr in left forearm.

How can you provide non pharmacological comfort to this patient?
What are the pharmacological methods to use?
Without prenatal records or history GBS is unknown. What must you provide?
Contractions are 5 minutes apart and you receive an order to augment labor – what non pharmacological methods can you employ (or ask the MD to provide?)
Pitocin is ordered, please include at what rate you will start Pitocin, and how often you titrate. What equipment is needed to hang and run Pitocin IV?

 

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