What should be the nurse's response? The nurse prepares a patient for a cesarean section. The patient says that she had major surgery several years ago and asks if she will receive a similar "shot" before surgery. The nurse's response should be based on an understanding that the preoperative medication given before a cesarean section.
A. It contains a lower overall dosage of medication than is given before general surgery. B. It contains lower amounts of sedatives and hypnotics than are given before general surgery. C. It contains lower amounts of narcotics than are given before general surgery. D. It contains medications similar in type and dosages to those given before general surgery.
Contains lower amounts of narcotics than are given before general surgery.
Strategy: Think about the action of the medications.
(1) decreased dosage of narcotics are used
(2) dosages of sedatives and hypnotics will be similar
(3) correctdecreased so that less narcotic crosses the placental barrier, causing respiratory depression in the infant
(4) dosages of narcotics are reduced