Need a resource for OB/ L&D pharmacology

  1. This is my last semester (WOOT!) and I'm working on a med list for OB that's due 1/25. I have the drug books & references I used for Med Surg and I have my OB book. I'm using Medscape and Epocrates, too. My problem is that some of the meds that I'm looking for are used off-label in OB, so when I look them up in my usual resources I'm not getting the REAL indication for their use in the OB setting. (Like Terbutaline or nifedipine.) Does anyone have a favorite resource for OB drugs that they'd care to share?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Esme12
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 17, '13
  4. by   Baguilar
    Why dont you ttry the AAP's NRP 6th edition textbook. It has all the new guidelines for MEDs.

    Have you taken your NRP certification yet?
  5. by   SarahIN
    That's helpful Esme, thanks!

    No, I haven't taken the NRP cert yet. I don't think I will - when I graduate, I hope to be a cardiac nurse (adult) so I'll probably end up ACLS certified.
  6. by   Esme12
    Quote from SarahIN
    That's helpful Esme, thanks!

    No, I haven't taken the NRP cert yet. I don't think I will - when I graduate, I hope to be a cardiac nurse (adult) so I'll probably end up ACLS certified.
    I have to admit....It was hard....my usual go to resources didn't really go into OB...so I learned about this one as well!!!!
  7. by   SarahIN
    Hmmm... I'm stuck on Bicitra. I know that it's given to reduce the acidity of stomach secretions prior to c/s, as an aspiration precaution. But I'm stuck on the nursing implications for it. Am I on the right track if I state that a nurse should watch for metabolic alkalosis as a side effect? Is it that potent?

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