Maternal / Newborn Question #1
A client in labor required an emergency cesarean section (C-Section) and informed the nurse that liquids and clear soup were consumed twenty minutes earlier. Which action(s) will the nurse anticipate? Select all that apply.
- Notification of anesthesia of fluids consumed.
- Be prepared to administer sodium citrate and omeprazole IV.
- Postpone the C-Section for four hours to avoid aspiration.
- Be prepared to administer metoclopramide IV.
Anesthesia needs to be informed of any type of diet or fluids consumed. Option B, and D are correct as the nurse may receive a physician order to administer medications to increase gastric acid pH and/or to assist with increase in stomach emptying and as an antiemetic. The nurse should never postpone an emergency C-Section.