OB_Magnesium Sulfate

OB_Magnesium Sulfate - Magnesium Sulfate Goal: Mag sulfate...

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Goal: Mag sulfate is the drug of choice in the prevention & treatment of convulsions caused by preeclampsia or eclampsia. Use of Mag sulfate in management of preeclampsia halfs the risk of eclampsia and reduces the risk of maternal death. And prevents disease progression. Routine use: Indicated for severe preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, or eclampsia. Route IV Onset: Immediate Peak: Unknown Duration: 30 mins Eclampsia/Pre-Eclampsia IV (Adults): Initial loading dose is: 4-6 g diluted in 100ml of IV fluid per protocol/doctor’s order by IV as a secondary infusion, piggyback, on a pump, to be infused over 15-30 mins. And this dose is followed by a maintenance dose of mag sulfate diluted in an IV solution and administered at 2g per hour, per protocol/doctor’s order This dose should maintain a therapeutic serum magnesium level of 4 to 8 mg/dl. OR 40g of Mag sulfate in 1000 ml of lactated ringers solution with an infusion control device at the ordered rate. Classification, Action & Indication:
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course NUR 2000 taught by Professor Rn during the Spring '10 term at Florida State College.

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OB_Magnesium Sulfate - Magnesium Sulfate Goal: Mag sulfate...

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