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Rationale for the revision of oxytocin administration protocols.
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PMID:  1757827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A physiologic rationale, based on a review of the literature, is provided for implementing a protocol for labor induction or augmentation with intravenous oxytocin infusion. Oxytocin dosage should simulate the amount normally released endogenously during labor. Recent studies suggest that smaller dose regimens are as effective as previous larger dose regimens and that adverse effects of oxytocin are dose related. Nurses must know the relationship between the physiology of normal labor and the pharmacokinetics and safe administration of oxytocin during labor.
P L Brodsky; E M Pelzar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    1991 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-06     Completed Date:  1992-02-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  440-4     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
George Washington University Hospital Washington, D.C.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Protocols / standards*
Labor, Induced / methods*,  nursing
Obstetrical Nursing / standards*
Oxytocin / administration & dosage,  pharmacokinetics,  therapeutic use*
Patient Care Planning / standards*
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