I need help with a question about Pit and tetonic contractions.

  1. client who is receiving oxytocin (Pitocin) toaugment early labor begins to experience hypersystolic or tetanic contractionswith variable fetal heart decelerations. Which action should the nurse implement?


    a.Reposition the fetal monitor transducers

    b.Alert the charge nurse to the patient's condition

    c.Turn off the Pitocin infusion

    d.Decrease the rate of the Pitocin infusion

    I keep going back an forth on whether you reduce the Pit or turn it off. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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  3. by   offlabel
    Turn it off
  4. by   klone
    Wherever that question came from is out of date. The correct nomenclature is tachysystole (too many contractions), or uterine hypertonicity (contractions that are lasting too long).
  5. by   CommunityOB
    when in doubt, turn it off.

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