Our newest physician wants to provide cytotec to outpatients and send them home after a good NST. He states it is common practice to ripen the cervix in this manner and that keeping the patients in bed for 2 hours on the monitor is unnecessary. He states that the practice is common in the Pacific Northwest.
How about it? ANYONE using it either p.o. or vaginally in patients who are then sent home?
Any references you might have on it? Come on Northwest nurses and let us know the truth.
What do most of you do?