Unformatted text preview: ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE: Medication jenniell forbes
MEDICATION___________________________________________________________________________ REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER____________
and electrolyte replacements/supplements. minerals/electrolytes
_____________________________________________________________________ PURPOSE OF MEDICATION Expected Pharmacological Action Essential for the activity of many enzymes.
Plays an important role in neurotransmission
and muscular excitability. Therapeutic Use
Preterm labor. Replacement in deficiency
states. Complications Medication Administration Maternal and fetal magnesium toxicity iV (Adults):4–24 mEq/day. Contraindications/Precautions
Contraindicated in: Hypermagnesemia; Hypocalcemia;Anuria; Heartblock;
Avoid using for more than 5–7 days for preterm labor (may increase risk of
hypocalcemia and bone changes in newborn); avoid continuous use during
active labor or within 2hr of delivery due to potential for magnesium toxicity
in newborn. Use Cautiously in:Any degree of renal insufficiency; Interactions
Drug-Drug:May potentiate calcium channel blockers and
neuromuscular blocking agents. Nursing Interventions
urine test for magnesium
assessment. Decreased renal
function indicates increased
magnesium toxcity. Discontinue
Magnesium sulfate and give
calcium gluconate or calcium
chloride IV is magnesium toxcity is
supected. Client Education
Evaluation of Medication Effectiveness Normal serum magnesium concentrations. Control of
seizures associated with toxemias of pregnancy. BP is
undercontro ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATES maintain client on side lying.
promote non stimulating
environment. Avoid foods high
in sodium, tobacco and alcohol.
limit caffeine. Therapeutic Procedure A7 ...
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