Is it OK to proceed if while doing an epidural on a patient in labor, their heart rate goes up and breath becomes deep after the test dose?
A. No, elevated HR is a sign of intravascular injection. Stop injection. B. Elevated HR is an expected side effect and It is OK to proceed. C. This is a sign of accidental dural puncture, just give a smaller dose. D. She is probably having a contraction, wait a few minutes and see.