Elevated blood pressure
Negative urinary protein
Monitor maternal vital signs every 2 hours
Notify the physician if respirations are less than 18 per minute
Monitor renal function and cardiac function closely
Keep calcium gluconate on hand in case of a magnesium sulfate overdose
Monitor deep tendon reflexes hourly
Monitor I and O’s hourly
Notify the physician if urinary output is less than 30 ml per hour.
Reflects electrical impulse beginning at the SA node
Indicated electrical impulse beginning at the AV node
Reflects atrial muscle depolarization
Identifies ventricular muscle depolarization
Has duration of normally 0.11 seconds or less.
Verify patency of the line by the presence of a blood return at regular intervals.
Inspect the insertion site for swelling, erythema, or drainage.
Administer a cytotoxic agent to keep the regimen on schedule even if blood return is not present.
If unable to aspirate blood, reposition the client and encourage the client to cough.
Contact the health care provider about verifying placement if the status is questionable.
Drinking a glass of wine just before retiring to bed
Eating a large meal 1 hour before bedtime
Consuming a small glass of warm milk at bedtime
Performing mild exercises 30 minutes before going to bed
Extended time to fall asleep
Falling asleep at inappropriate times
Difficulty staying asleep
Feeling tired after a night’s sleep
Barbiturates deprive people of NREM sleep
Barbiturates deprive people of REM sleep
When the barbiturates are discontinued, the NREM sleep increases.
When the barbiturates are discontinued, the REM sleep increases.
Nightmares are often an adverse effect when discontinuing barbiturates.
Administration of syrup of ipecac
Activated charcoal and a saline cathartic
Administration of Flumazenil
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