Obstetrics Book


Active Labor Anesthesia

Aka: Active Labor Anesthesia, Labor Analgesia, Labor Anesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia
  1. See Also
    1. Latent Labor Anesthesia
    2. Non-Pharmacologic Pain Control in Labor
    3. Epidural Anesthesia
    4. Intrathecal Morphine
    5. Paracervical Block
    6. Pudendal Block
  2. Preparations: Systemic (30 minutes to 2 hours relief)
    1. Nalbuphine (Nubain) 10 mg IV, IM or SC q3-6 hours prn
    2. Butorphanol (Stadol)
      1. Intravenous: 1-2 mg
      2. Intramuscular: 1-4 mg q3-4 hours prn
    3. Fentanyl (Sublimaze) 50-100 ug IV every hour prn
    4. Consider Patient Controlled Analgesia with Fentanyl, alfenta, or remifentanil
  3. Preparations: Spinal Anesthesia (3-6 hours relief)
    1. Indications
      1. Cervix dilated to 4 cm or beyond
    2. Options
      1. Intrathecal Morphine
      2. Epidural Anesthesia
      3. Combination Regional Anesthesia in Labor (Walking Epidural)
  4. Preparations: Regional Labor Anesthesia
    1. Paracervical Block
    2. Pudendal Block

Anesthesia, Obstetrical (C0002922)

Definition (CSP) state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation caused by anesthetics; depression of nerve function is induced to decrease pain during labor and childbirth.
Concepts Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure (T061)
MSH D000773
CPT 1003124
English Anesthesia, Obstetric, Anesthesia, Obstetrical, Obstetric Anesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia, anesthesia for obstetrics, anesthesia obstetrics, obstetrics anesthesia, anesthesia in obstetrics, anesthesia obstetric, obstetric anesthesia, obstetrical anesthesia, Anesthesia for Obstetric Procedures, Anesthesia in obstetrics
Swedish Bedövning vid förlossning
Czech anestézie porodnická
Finnish Synnytysanestesia
Japanese 産科麻酔, 産科麻酔法, 麻酔-産科
Polish Znieczulenie w położnictwie
Norwegian Fødselsanestesi, Bedøvelse ved fødsel, Obstetrisk anestesi
French Anesthésie obstétricale
German Anästhesie, geburtshilfliche
Italian Anestesia in ostetricia
Dutch Anesthesie, obstetrische, Obstetrische anesthesie
Portuguese Anestesia Obstétrica
Spanish Anestesia Obstétrica
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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