What precautions must be taken before giving a patient Rho(D) Immune Globulin?
confirm mother is Rh-, never administer to a neonate, never administer IV
What are indications for RhoGAM use? When is it administered?
-Within 72 hr after birth if mother is Rh negative, newborn is Rh positive, and Coombs' test is negative -Prophylactically at 28 wks gestation and after any event where fetal cells can mix with maternal blood (e.g. miscarriage, amniocentesis, induced abortion)
When should a not-immune woman be administered varicella vaccine in pregnancy?
How long after varicella administration should pregnancy be avoided?
Why is indomethacin given in L&D?
Tocolytic for preterm labor. Only given for gestational age <32 wks
Why is methotrexate given in L&D?
May be used with ectopic pregnancy to stop the growth of the embryo to save the tube
Why is tamoxifen used? What does it increase the risk of?
Tx breast cancer. Icnreases risk of endometrial cancer, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism