I just wanted to get an idea on what the routine is with giving Hep B vaccinations. We are now being told it needs to be given within 24 hours of birth and are considering giving it with "eyes & thighs". Do any hospitals have education given in the office prior to birth so that the decision is easier at the time of delivery? Thanks!
you'd probably be better off asking this in the L&D nursing forum. Most NICU babies don't get Hep B on admit because they are being evaluated for various medical problems.
If our babies are born >=2kilos, they are supposed to receive Hep B within 24 hours, as long as consent is signed.
When I had my son, 4 years ago, my OB went through all of this stuff during my prenatal checkups. When I had a preterm labor scare (28w) she reviewed potential complications and interventions with me. Then as I got closer to term we talked about things like vaccines, interventions done bedside, things done in nursery, what to expect type of things. This was before I went to nursing school.
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