Just have to ask, because I don't trust the source of info.
Had a PTL patient last night who refused both terbutaline and MgSo4 to stop the contractions. She and her mother then both insisted they heard a report that all use of terbutaline to stop preterm contractions was going to be stopped as they have found that it "does things to the baby" and that the state of California was no longer using it.
I tried to tell them I just completed a travel assignment out there in October and that it was still being used (in fact, quite frequently). They then told me that this just started 2 weeks ago, but couldn't remember where they heard it.
Has anyone else heard this?
I don't really believe them as they exaggerated alot of things last night, and the patient then told me "I just want to have this baby. I'm tired of being pregnant and I had my other 2 this early and they were fine."
May 29, '04
Last edit by fiestynurse on Dec 24, '04