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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160736
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Current practice in oxytocin diluation for labor induction
Abstract:
Current practice in oxytocin diluation for labor induction
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Ruchala, Patsy, DNS/DNSc/DSN
P.I. Institution Name:Saint Louis University
Title:Director, Master's Programs
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3525 Caroline Street, St. Louis, MO, 63104, USA
Contact Telephone:314.577.8970
Oxytocin is a powerful uterine stimulant. Diluting oxytocin in a hypotonic fluid such as dextrose in water has been recognized as potentially detrimental due to oxytocin's antidiuretic effect. Using the physiologic basis that oxytocin has the potential to cause water conservation with subsequent dilutional hyponatremia as a guiding framework, the purpose of this descriptive study is to determine: what types of intravenous fluids are being used for oxytocin dilution for induction of labor in a randomly chosen national sample of 351 obstetrical units and to what extent current obstetric practice in those OB units reflects the current literature related to type of fluids recommended for the dilution of oxytocin. Data collection is currently being conducted via mailed questionnaire. Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics. Chi-square analyses will be performed to compare percentage distributions of intravenous fluid choices for dilution of oxytocin. Implications: Nurses should be aware of the extent that protocols for the infusion of oxytocin vary and potential consequences of implementing those protocols. Nurses play a strategic role in the development and implementation of protocols. Nurses who advocate for protocols that reflect best-recommended practice for their patients may assist in changing practice for the induction of labor.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCurrent practice in oxytocin diluation for labor inductionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160736-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Current practice in oxytocin diluation for labor induction</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ruchala, Patsy, DNS/DNSc/DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Saint Louis University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director, Master's Programs</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3525 Caroline Street, St. Louis, MO, 63104, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">314.577.8970</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ruchalpl@slu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Oxytocin is a powerful uterine stimulant. Diluting oxytocin in a hypotonic fluid such as dextrose in water has been recognized as potentially detrimental due to oxytocin's antidiuretic effect. Using the physiologic basis that oxytocin has the potential to cause water conservation with subsequent dilutional hyponatremia as a guiding framework, the purpose of this descriptive study is to determine: what types of intravenous fluids are being used for oxytocin dilution for induction of labor in a randomly chosen national sample of 351 obstetrical units and to what extent current obstetric practice in those OB units reflects the current literature related to type of fluids recommended for the dilution of oxytocin. Data collection is currently being conducted via mailed questionnaire. Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics. Chi-square analyses will be performed to compare percentage distributions of intravenous fluid choices for dilution of oxytocin. Implications: Nurses should be aware of the extent that protocols for the infusion of oxytocin vary and potential consequences of implementing those protocols. Nurses play a strategic role in the development and implementation of protocols. Nurses who advocate for protocols that reflect best-recommended practice for their patients may assist in changing practice for the induction of labor.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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