Obstetrical Nursing: Electronic Fetal Monitoring

OVERVIEW:

While most births occur naturally and without complication, some do not. The labor and delivery nurse must be able to use effective monitoring systems in order to observe changes in the status of the fetus during labor. By understanding the latest monitoring techniques and equipment, including electronic fetal monitoring systems, the nurse can help to create a positive delivery outcome for her patients. This program focuses on the latest electronic fetal monitoring devices and practices.

OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  1. Differentiate between the terms "reassuring and "non-reassuring as related to fetal monitor tracings.
  2. Apply the ultrasound and toco transducers to the mothers abdomen.
  3. Differentiate between the uterine activity and the fetal heart rate tracings on the monitor strip.
  4. Explain the difference between external and internal monitoring of both the fetal heart rate and the uterine contractions.
  5. Take and record the nursing assessment of a labor patient.
  6. Describe the frequency, intensity, and duration of contractions.
  7. List factors which interfere with affective fetal oxygenation during labor.
  8. Discuss when cord compression is a cause for concern.
  9. Give the parameters for normal, tachycardic, and bradycardic fetal heart rates.
  10. Correctly use the four terms used to describe baseline variability.
  11. Define early and late decelerations.
  12. Describe interventions for the treatment of late decelerations.
  13. Discuss actions taken to alleviate the effects of cord compression.

Price: $299.00 USD

Product ID: CLP102
Media: DVD
Year: 2014
Duration: 25:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Obstetrical Nursing
 
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