For Any Pregnant Transfer Patient

  • Physician (in conjunction with midwife where applies) examines and evaluates patient and judges stable for transfer
  • Assure fetal well being with electronic fetal monitoring and/or ultrasound
  • If patient has not previously received betamethasone and is between 24-34 wks, begin standard regimen
  • If already completed 1 course betamethasone (12mg IM, 2 doses 24 hrs apart), and at least 7 days have elapsed, consider a “booster” repeat single dose of betamethasone (12mg).
  • Determine fetal position by ultrasound
  • Consider placement of Foley catheter to avoid overfull bladder at time of arrival to Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital

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