This kind of relates to my previous post re: fentanyl in epidural affecting breastfeeding, but also b/c one of our MD's the other day commented that "the epidurals here suck"...
so, just curious
- what kind of epidurals do you use on your unit?
-is there a standard drug mix or do different anesthetists do it their own way?
and whatever else you have to say
Dec 29, '06
We were using ropivacaine alone (Naropin
) and now the new mix is ropivacaine (Naropin) with fentanyl for everyone.
Each anesthetist may do their bolus differently... not usually exactly sure what they're doing over there (we set up our infusion pumps so I know about that part). Ropivacaine (Naropin) has less motor side effects and less instrumental deliveries over bupivacaine according to their website - anyone else using it?
I'm just always curious what other places are doing.
Last edit by mitchsmom on Dec 29, '06