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Low Dose Morphine in Pregnant PT for Acute Trauma
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 I'm asking for your opinions on a call that I've been QAed on...I had a 20 year old female pt who was 3 weeks pregnant. She was the front R unrestrained passenger of a vehicle that was T-boned on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brooks Walsh Apr 17, 2012.

 

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Low Dose Morphine in Pregnant PT for Acute Trauma

 I'm asking for your opinions on a call that I've been QAed on...I had a 20 year old female pt who was 3 weeks pregnant. She was the front R unrestrained passenger of a vehicle that was T-boned on her side front 1/4 panel. There was no LOC or neck/back pain. Her only complaint was to her knee. She complained of pain, 10/10, and could not bear weight on the leg. Her knee was contused and swollen w/ no visible deformities. Other than her 3 week pregnancy, she had no medical history, she was on no…See More
Apr 23, 2012
Brooks Walsh replied to kender514's discussion Low Dose Morphine in Pregnant PT for Acute Trauma
"I had a sense of deja vú when I saw this topic... On the other hand, it's good to have the discussion again about the relative safety of the opiods in everyone, pregnant or no. Even with heroin, which one would think was clearly…"
Apr 17, 2012
Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP left a comment for kender514
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbJ8IsQqmAk Please check out my you tube it's only 5 mins long .  Learn from my mistake. Never take a medical support job on a handshake. The Dark Side of Medicine in Las Vegas"
Apr 16, 2012
Joe Paczkowski replied to kender514's discussion Low Dose Morphine in Pregnant PT for Acute Trauma
"...and that's why I should read the post besides "pregnancy, opioids, dangerous?""
Apr 14, 2012
Joe Paczkowski replied to kender514's discussion Low Dose Morphine in Pregnant PT for Acute Trauma
"One thing to remember also with pregnancy is that pregnant females are volume expanded to the point of being anemic ("physiological anemia of pregnancy"), so a "normal" dose can also be a "low dose." Of course if pain…"
Apr 14, 2012
dr-exmedic replied to kender514's discussion Low Dose Morphine in Pregnant PT for Acute Trauma
"We use morphine all the time in pregnant pts. The risk of narcotics to the fetus is highest right around the time of delivery, almost solely due to post-delivery hypoventilation, and hardly worth considering at pretty much any other point (true for…"
Apr 14, 2012
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Low Dose Morphine in Pregnant PT for Acute Trauma

 I'm asking for your opinions on a call that I've been QAed on...I had a 20 year old female pt who was 3 weeks pregnant. She was the front R unrestrained passenger of a vehicle that was T-boned on her side front 1/4 panel. There was no LOC or neck/back pain. Her only complaint was to her knee. She complained of pain, 10/10, and could not bear weight on the leg. Her knee was contused and swollen w/ no visible deformities. Other than her 3 week pregnancy, she had no medical history, she was on no…See More
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At 1:52am on April 16, 2012, Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP said…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbJ8IsQqmAk

Please check out my you tube it's only 5 mins long .  Learn from my mistake. Never take a medical support job on a handshake. The Dark Side of Medicine in Las Vegas

 
 
 
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