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Flashcards in 13 - Obs - Labour - Analgesia in Labour Deck (7):
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Non-medical - 3 things

support, water, trancut electrical nerve stim (TENS)

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Medical - 3 things

entonox, opiates, epidural

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Epidural - what is it?

injection of anaesthetic into epidural space

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EA - advantages? 2 things

best pain relief
prevents premature pushing

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EA - disadvantages - increased?, maternal ?, reduced ?, increased ? ? rate, ?, urinary ?

supervision
fever
mobility
instrumental delivery
hypotension
retention

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EA - complx - 3 things

LA toxicity, spinal tap headache, "total spinal analgesia"

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EA - contraindications - ?, ?, active ? disease, hypo?, severe ? abnormalities, severe ? ? obstruction

sepsis, coagulopathy, neuro, volaemia, spinal, cardiac outflow

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