Oxytocin administration: the transition to a safer model of care.

@article{Krening2012OxytocinAT,
  title={Oxytocin administration: the transition to a safer model of care.},
  author={Cynthia F Krening and Kimberly Rehling-Anthony and Candace Garko},
  journal={The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={15-24}
}
The use of oxytocin, a high-alert medication, has increased dramatically in recent years as induction rates have risen. Methods for administration of oxytocin and subsequent outcomes have long been a source of debate. Furthermore, one of the leading causes of obstetrical liability claims involves the administration of oxytocin leading to tachysystole. This article describes how a collaborative of Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialists and Obstetric Nurse Educators for a 9-hospital healthcare… CONTINUE READING

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