Oxytocin is a high-alert medication. Its use to start or advance labour has been identified as a high-risk area of practice. A patient handout was developed that provides information about the benefits and risks of oxytocin for these indications. It was designed, in collaboration with patients and providers, to supplement the conversation between health care providers and patients/care partners about oxytocin. The handout aims to increase the role of the patient as a partner in intravenous oxytocin safety.
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