RUNNING HEAD: L&D medication chart L&D Medication Chart Keri Bennett Liberty University
Name: Keri Bennett Date of Clinical: 10-09-2017 Labor and Delivery Medication Chart Format: Information listed below should be typed neatly in the chart as provided. Please be sure to include information relevant to the laboring and/or newly delivered patient. **Include a Reference page in APA format citing your source(s). **Hint: The ATI website offers information that should be helpful as you complete your medication chart. Also, several of these medications are highlighted in your textbook. Specific information to include: • Generic and trade name for each medication • Usual dosage, frequency and route of administration • Category/Classification (i.e. narcotic analgesic, anti-emetic, etc.) • Obstetric Action for medications given to the Mom (i.e. what does this medication do in Mom’s body and why would we give it to her during labor?). • Neonatal Action for medications given to the Baby (i.e. what does this medication do in Baby’s body and why would we give it to the baby after birth?). • Maternal Side Effects to monitor for after giving this medication to the laboring woman in the Birth Center (i.e. Labor and Delivery Unit). • Newborn Side Effects to monitor for after giving this medication to the newborn after delivery. • Contraindications: Are there any instances when this medication should NOT be given to the laboring woman or Newborn (for medications specific to the Baby). **When completing the medication chart, please consider the fact that the application of the above information should be specific to laboring or recently delivered moms or newborn babies (depending on the medication). Please do not give information related to medical/surgical patients, critical care patients, etc.
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