DXI Sample Protocols for Magnesium for Neuroprotection

In March of 2010, the ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice published CO # 455: Magnesium Sulfate Before Anticipated Preterm Birth for Neuroprotection. The District XI Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (CPSQI) has collected examples of Texas hospital policies pertaining to the administration of magnesium for neuroprotection. Representatives from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston have given us permission to post these following protocols.

Please note that these protocols are provided as examples to help you work with your medical team and adapt them, as necessary, to fit your hospital environment. They are not published to set a standard of care.

For questions regarding the work that District XI is doing to develop and share information, or if you wish to share your hospital’s order sets/policies/protocols, please contact the CPSQI Chair, Dr. Michael Nix at mnix@seton.org.


Sarah Rayburn

ACOG District XI: