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Well the Diagnosis is really just called PTL - Preterm Labor - and this Usually occurs for no reason whatsoever - but sometimes infections such as a simple UTI - Urinary tract infection can cause Preterm labor
And, the treatment for this is to admit to the hospital and check for infections such as BV - bacterial vaginosis, GBS - group B Strep, STD's such as chlamydia and gonorrhea and UTI's too.
Then we give a medication to stop the contractions to prevent Dilation such as Magnesium sulfate, or Nifedipine.
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I can't send you a chart - I can only send you words...so you can put this in words - as a nursing student you should be able to put this into a chart...
There are a few more things:
And, since the baby is premature - to Help develop the lungs quicker we use steroids such as Betamethasone
And then to prevent an infection - we use antibiotics such as Penicillin
so treatment is with a medication to stop dilation/ contraction such as Magnesium or Nifedipine
A medication to prevent infection: Pencillin
and a medication to develop the lungs called Betamethasone
so you can make a template / chart for all of this
So the top is the Diagnosis : Called Preterm Labor
then the Treatment....
I hope this helps
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10mg every 15 minutes for the first hour, then 10 to 20 mg every 6 hours
Magnesium - loading dose of 4 grams, then 1 to 3 grams every hour IV
Nifedipine is po (mouth)
Bethamethasone is 12 mg IM every 12 hours JUST twice
Pencillin is a loading dose of 5 million units then 2.5 million units every 4 to 6 hours
You can make a chart for all of this with the information that I have given you
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