I'm interested in the policy and procedures of Magnesium Sulfate patients care on the post part unit. I would like to know how different facilites treat this situation. Thank you in advance!
We don't get mom's in mag. They have to be off Mag for 12 hours before coming to PP. Once they come to us we just monitor Intake and output for 24 post mag.
At our facility we get PP mag pts. I am fresh out of nursing school and just had a mag pt with crazy BPs (180/100). We get vs q4, if very high BP then more often. We do intake and output, reflexes, and chart how much mag and fluids the mama's have gotten. We usually medicate with labetolol sch and hydrazaline prn for BP more than 150/100 and call MD for possible new parameters are needed.
Hope this answered your question!
Quote from delissiaclark
At our facility we get PP mag pts. I am fresh out of nursing school and just had a mag pt with crazy BPs (180/100). We get vs q4, if very high BP then more often
Wow, that's surprising, but each facility has it's own policies I suppose. I have never worked at a hospital where PP/MB got mag patients, ever. Mag patients always stayed on L&D until the mag was shut off. As for when a patient is on Mag (postpartum), it's still BP q1h, I&O q1h (clear pumps and empty foley), reflexes q2h.
Must Read Topics