GBS treatment?? - page 2

Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me out here since this type of nursing is REALLY not my strong point! My sister just called and told me that her doctor told her she has GBS, to be treated... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    once again ITA haze!
  2. by   mark_LD_RN
    I used to be concerned about it also because we do not treat c/s moms with gbs either. but was told it is not an ascending infection and if pt is not ruptured they don't need to be treated
  3. by   Mimi2RN
    Also c/s mom should be in the hospital 48 hrs +, so the baby is being observed, if any s/sx, I would expect labs to be drawn, CBC, CRP, and a blood culture.

    I recently heard that ONE dose of Ampicllin is being considered adequate tx for the mom......that worries me.
  4. by   OB4ME
    One dose of ampicillin as adequate tx for +GBS? That doesn't sound right.

    Our unit is switching to PCN q4hrs as routine tx (Clinda for PCN allergic pts), as most GBS is supposedly resistant to Ampicillin. Are most of you still using Amp? We also strive to get 2 doses in, with the 2nd one being at least an hour prior to delivery.

    If not, the babies are in house for 48 hours (no early discharges), and they have CBC and blood cultures drawn.