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I'm getting ready to start my ob rotation for nursing school. I wanted to start looking up some of the more common medications to prepare myself. So far I have the following: Procardia (nifedipine), ritrodrine hydrochloride, terbutaline sulfate, methergine, zofran, vancomycin, magnesium sulfate as a mineral supplement, bethanechol chloride (if cant void instead of a cath), betamethasone, lidocaine, emla, of course pitocin, erythromycin, vitamin k, nubain, fentanyl, narcan, seconal, demerol

these are just a few i've seen used as a tech...for mom and baby...either in labor or there for hyperemesis...etc.

Can anyone give me a few more to know about? i know there are probably tons...

the vancomycin was used for a girl that was group b positive but was allergic to pcn. Can you give me other antibiotic names that are used for this? I know vancomycin is really one of the stronger ones right?

Thanks everyone for your help

I work on a low risk labor and delivery/postpartum floor so we dont give too many drugs but here are some we do:

During labor: (some of these you may already have)

-Nubain for pain

-Pitocin for induction/augmentation

-Cytotec for induction

-Cervidil for induction

-Ampicillin if group b strep positive

-clindamycin if groub b strep pos

-Amylnitrate (i think that is spelled right!) that is used like if they are having a contraction that wont stop, (minutes at a time) and the baby's oxygen supply is being cut off. it relaxes the uterus from contracting and is broken in half then enhaled. but dont let a man inhale it it gives them an erection!

-Lactated Ringers

-D5LR

postpartum

-Motrin

-Percocet

-Lortab

-Methergine for post partum bleeding

-Pitocin to help the uterus clamp down

-TDap to protect mom from giving the baby pertussis which can lead to whooping cough

hope this helps! good luck!

Thanks everyone for your help. I have lots of medications to look up now.

I am curious about the Amyl Nitrite. Is that still used in ob? I was looking it up in my drug book and I dont see anything listed as a use or unlabeled use in OB. I see that it is a nitrate vasodilator so that would relax the uterus...

I guess it can be used to stop a contraction that wont stop? Is there a word for that (the continuous contraction)?

Any help would be appreciated! smile.gif

Any other meds I should look up?

I've been researching...

Nitroglycerin has replaced this drug right?

we still use the amyl nitrate...but we are in kansas :chuckle

I'm getting ready to start my ob rotation for nursing school. I wanted to start looking up some of the more common medications to prepare myself. So far I have the following: Procardia (nifedipine), ritrodrine hydrochloride, terbutaline sulfate, methergine, zofran, vancomycin, magnesium sulfate as a mineral supplement, bethanechol chloride (if cant void instead of a cath), betamethasone, lidocaine, emla, of course pitocin, erythromycin, vitamin k, nubain, fentanyl, narcan, seconal, demerol

these are just a few i've seen used as a tech...for mom and baby...either in labor or there for hyperemesis...etc.

Can anyone give me a few more to know about? i know there are probably tons...

the vancomycin was used for a girl that was group b positive but was allergic to pcn. Can you give me other antibiotic names that are used for this? I know vancomycin is really one of the stronger ones right?

Thanks everyone for your help

Hi I am in OB right now and I have a list of the drugs we were told to know all charted out, if you PM me I'll email you them

I don't know how to insert here or I would just do that.

natrgrrl

Specializes in LTC.

Good idea, jennifers. I should do the same thing since my OB rotation starts next week.

Thanks for all the great responses.

JeepDudeRN

Specializes in geriatrics,emergency,hospice.

I'm getting ready to start my ob rotation for nursing school. I wanted to start looking up some of the more common medications to prepare myself. So far I have the following: Procardia (nifedipine), ritrodrine hydrochloride, terbutaline sulfate, methergine, zofran, vancomycin, magnesium sulfate as a mineral supplement, bethanechol chloride (if cant void instead of a cath), betamethasone, lidocaine, emla, of course pitocin, erythromycin, vitamin k, nubain, fentanyl, narcan, seconal, demerol

these are just a few i've seen used as a tech...for mom and baby...either in labor or there for hyperemesis...etc.

Can anyone give me a few more to know about? i know there are probably tons...

the vancomycin was used for a girl that was group b positive but was allergic to pcn. Can you give me other antibiotic names that are used for this? I know vancomycin is really one of the stronger ones right?

Thanks everyone for your help

Mag Sulfate for hypertension was a big one for me, not just as a mineral supplement. Also staydol for pain...

Mag Sulfate for hypertension was a big one for me, not just as a mineral supplement. Also staydol for pain...

hmm how does it work? i dont see it in my drug book as an antihypertensive. It just says saline cathartic, replacement agane, anticonvulsant, laxative, electrolyte replacement.

thanks

JeepDudeRN

Specializes in geriatrics,emergency,hospice.

hmm how does it work? i dont see it in my drug book as an antihypertensive. It just says saline cathartic, replacement agane, anticonvulsant, laxative, electrolyte replacement.

thanks

It's often used to treat preeclampsia. You probaly wont find it in a drug book.

This link might help, or you can google it.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/545483

pinkiepie_RN

Specializes in General adult inpatient psychiatry.

hmm how does it work? i dont see it in my drug book as an antihypertensive. It just says saline cathartic, replacement agane, anticonvulsant, laxative, electrolyte replacement.

thanks

Mag sulfate is used to treat pre-eclampsia or prevent a woman from going into eclampsia, if I remember correctly. A symptom of pre-eclampsia is elevated blood pressure. Perhaps someone else can back me up here or help explain it better?

pinkiepie_RN

Specializes in General adult inpatient psychiatry.

It's often used to treat preeclampsia. You probaly wont find it in a drug book.

This link might help, or you can google it.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/545483

Ha, you beat me to it. And to add something to my post that I picked up on with yours (the OP), its use as an anticonvulsant would be beneficial for a pt. with pre-eclampsia.

Alternator81

Specializes in 5th Semester - Graduation Dec '09!.

Everyone is forgetting docusate--they hand it out like candy in postpartum. Also Epifoam is pretty common.

I have so much to learn :) thanks everyone!

Mag Sulfate for hypertension was a big one for me, not just as a mineral supplement. Also staydol for pain...

This was a discussion yesterday post conferance in clinical. Our instructor said, a lot of people say they are giving mag for hypertension during labor but what they are really doing is giving mag to prevent seizures. I thought that made more sense. she, did say it might keep BP lower slightly but the real reason is seizure control of preeclamptic patients.

Didn't see Hemabate, Darvocet, or gentamycin listed. Or the much-needed simethicone (Gas-X) for section moms.

Me, SN

Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU.

How about meclofenamate? I don't know it from school, but they gave it to me for postpartum inflammation. It's supposed to be really good for menstrual pain. I don't know, though. I took the percoset because I gave birth cesarian. lol

They told me that the Mag Sulfate was for the HTN due to pre-e when I was in there too. Interesting that it was more for seizures than the HTN. I have OB/Peds rotation in a few weeks. This is good stuff. Keep it coming. lol :D

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