Review the case study and respond to the statement below.
Case Study: A client had an SVD (spontaneous vaginal delivery) today. The labor and delivery nurse gives you a shift report and notes the client is RH Negative and her infant is RH Positive.
Discuss the drug RhoGAM (immune globulin), including:
- Nursing Implications
- Indications for Use
- Contraindications for Use
At least 130 words and address all questions. Thank you.
The drug RhoGam belongs to the immune globulin. It is administered after delivery of the baby. If mother is Rh negative and the baby born is Rh positive then the mother’s blood will start producing antibodies against the positive group which can lead to hemolysis in the consecutive pregnancy. In simple administered when there is a Rh incompatabilty.
It is administered intramuscularly
- Ensure to check the order
- Inform and health educate the mother and family regarding its indication of administration.
- Administer the injection within 72 hours of delivering the baby.
- Rh incompatabilty
- Rh negative mother
- Hemolytic anaemia
- IgA deficiency