Need a resource for OB/ L&D pharmacology

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    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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    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 17, '13
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    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?
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    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.
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    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!!!!
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    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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