Vit K, Erythromycin, and Hep B?

  1. 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!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   babyNP.
    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.
  4. by   HyperSaurus, RN
    If our babies are born >=2kilos, they are supposed to receive Hep B within 24 hours, as long as consent is signed.
  5. by   OnOn2NICU
    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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