L&D 7

juniperk's version from 2017-11-19 04:10


Question Answer
What is hydralazine?Reduces BP by direct relaxation of vascular smooth muscle - reduces peripheral vasc resistance. 2. Increases cerebral & renal blood flow 3. Increases uteroplacental perfusion
How is hydralazine given?5-10 mg IVP slowly. May repeat every 20 min for max acute dose of 30mg
What are the side effects of Hydralazine?Tachycardia, Hypotension, H/A, sodium retention
What are the nursing interventions for hydralazine? Assess BP ever 3-5 minutes for 30 minutes. Monitor FHR continuously.
What is labetalol?Nonselective beta blocker that decreases BP w/o decreasing maternal HR or cardiac output.
How is labetalol given?10-20 mg IVP over 2 min. may repeat every 10 min for max dose of 300mg
What are the 5 side effects of Labetalol?Hypotension 2. Dizziness 3. N/V 4. Bradycardia (maternal and fetal) 5. dysrhythmias
What are the nursing interventions for labetalol? Assess BP every 5 minutes for 30 min then every 30 minutes for 2 hours then every hour for 6 hours. Continuous cardiac monitoring.

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