Commonly used OB meds for new nurse?

  1. HI Everyone-

    I start my new labor and delivery job soon and am brushing up on my OB meds. Just wondering what you would recommend I know backwards and forwards for the floor. I will also rotate through PP for a couple weeks. Just wanting to get a jump on things before orientation! Suggestions?


    Thanks!
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  3. by   klone
    Pitocin
    Cytotec
    Terbutaline
    Nifedipine
    Methergine
    Hemabate
    Nitroglycerin
    Mag Sulfate
    Calcium Gluconate
    Nubain
    Fentanyl
    Stadol
    Morphine
    Ephedrine
    Narcan
    Dilaudid
    Toradol
    Percocet
    Ibuprofen
    Codeine
    Docusate
    Phenergan
    Zofran
    Reglan

    I'm sure I've missed some, but those are the main ones we use.
    Last edit by klone on Dec 20, '07
  4. by   cherokeesummer
    God bless you for this post! I started in PP recently and I've given lots of percoset and toradol and motrin. I really want to know them and the other OB drugs inside and out! Thanks for the list!
  5. by   RNmama05
    Add to Klone's list:

    Penicillin
    Ampicillin
    Clindamycin
    Gentamicin
    Vancomycin
    Zidovudine
    Bicitra
    Indocin
    Insulins
    Methadone
    Ambien
    Albuterol
    Benadryl
    Aldomet
    Labetalol
    Hydralazine
  6. by   ElvishDNP
    Betamethasone
    Kefzol
  7. by   allthingsbright
    You guys rock- I knew you would post some useful things and this was great! Thanks so much!!!!
  8. by   misstreviRN
    Celestone
    Vistaril
  9. by   MalgaBSN
    #1 drug you will be working with:

    Bupuvicaine (in epidural)

    Link to info: http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/bupivacaine.htm
  10. by   coppa1
    Good post! I've been wanting to make a list like this for new OB nurses because I remember having to look every thing up before I gave it when I was new and if I had a list like this it would have been helpful ....Thanks...Add... Tobramycin, Demerol eekk, Erythromycin ointment for baby's eyes, Vitamin K inj. for baby after deliveryPsych meds too depending on the hopital you work for ...haldol, lorazapam etc...

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