bee1006 544 Views
Joined: Dec 16, '08;
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Thanks to all of your posts! It's nice to hear other nurses perspectives on their hospitals practice. I love therapeutic sleep too, but sometimes I'm a little scared of it. I've been a L/D nurse for about a year and a half and I feel like I should be monitoring them a little more after I give it. But I know that there strip will be flat after, and I have established fetal wellbeing before...Anyways, I really appreciate your posts! Thanks again.
I would appreciate everybody's opinions on the practice of therapeutic sleep, which at my hospital, is obtaining a reactive NST, then giving either Ambien, or a combination of Morphine and Phenergan IM (typically 15mg/50MG respectively), then letting the pt sleep at the hospital without checking the FHR until the pt wakes up on her own. We typically do this for pt's in prodromal labor and uncomfortable or who are ruptured and not contracting, closed cervix and no risk factors for quick labors. There are several other factors that we consider, but basically this is what we do.
I can't wait to hear your ideas! Thanks.
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