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What are your Doses for Mag Sulfate and Pitocin at your facility?

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live&love&heal specializes in Pediatrics, ICU, ED.

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What is the loading dose for Mag Sulfate and initial dose of Pitocin for induction at your facility?

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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MgSO4, usually 6 grams.

Pit, are you asking for induction? We don't do a loading dose (I don't think any places do loading doses) - we start it at 1-2 mu, and increase by 1-2 mu every 30 minutes.

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live&love&heal specializes in Pediatrics, ICU, ED.

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Yes, Pit for induction. I should have stated it as "What is your initial dose for Pit for induction?"

BTW, thanks for the reply. I'm in my maternity rotation and getting differing dose values from classmates. I wanted to know what these doses really are and directly from L&D nurses.:D

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tablefor9 has 16 years experience as a RN and specializes in ICU, Home Health, Camp, Travel, L&D.

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4 or 6 gram load for Mag, depends on patient factors and physician preference.

1-2 milliunits initial for Pit, depending on patient factors, RN assessment. Our orders allow either.

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NPinWCH has 15 years experience and specializes in Family NP, OB Nursing.

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MgSO4 load 4-6gms and then usually run at 2gm/hr.

Pit starts at 1-2mu and increases 1-2mu every 30min. Max dose 20mu/min.

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NurseNora has 40 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in L&D.

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Mg is 6 gm bolus for preterm labor, 4 gm for preeclampsia.

Pit is started at one mU/min, then increased by 1-2 mU/min q30min. There other protocals, some starting as high as 6 mU/min. ACOG is OK with all of these, although AWHONN recommends the lower dose and slower rate.

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