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Monitoring the fetal heart rate with the old method by Pedro M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:07am Before sharing the great news of our new fetal heart monitor, we wanted to show you what the midwives have been using here at Nata clinic.  They use a cone shaped device to put on the mothers stomache and then listen to the heart rate.Sr. Nurse Gaokwale is pictured above showing you how it works.  This is extremely difficult and often ineff ... Read on »
Hearing the Fetal Heartbeat by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 12 Aug 2008 4:22pm IP's have asked me questions regarding the fetal heart beat and what is 'normal' and if the heart rate can indicate to us if the baby is a boy or a girl. I came a crossed this very informative article by Marjorie Greenfield, MD and thought I would let HER explain the ins and outs of heartbeat monitoring. Sharon www ... Read on »
Stem Cell Therpay - Patient Story of Cerebral Palsy Patient Sohpia Chang by Dorothy E Ross PhD CCC-SLP Aphasia NYC Posted Fri 08 Jan 2010 12:00am Friday, January 8, 2010 Background and Diagnosis Sophia is a 3.5 year old girl with a diagnosis of Ataxic Cerebral Palsy. She was induced at 39 weeks due to a low fetal heart rate. We do not know what caused the low fetal heart rate and we may never know. She appeared fine at birth but it became evident over the next few months t ... Read on »
FDA Warning: Potential Inaccurate Readings on Fetal Monitors by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 10:04pm My own side comment: even though my facility does not use this type of fetal monitor, these "problems" are an every day occurrence. Our monitors half/double/pick up maternal heart rates frequently. It's not all about the almighty machinery - it's about the nurse being competent enough to know how to use her eyes, hands and ears: how to look, ... Read on »
Fetal Monitors Produce Inaccurate Results – FDA warning by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted Sat 12 Sep 2009 10:36pm Well, this is disconcerting.  I wonder how many unneccessary cesareans these machines caused.  How many more will they cause if hospitals don’t get these models replaced or fixed? September 7, 2009 — Fetal monitors made by Philips Healthcare, Avalon Models FM20, FM30, FM40, and FM50 and ultrasound transducer, may produce inaccurate read ... Read on »
Old Wives' Tales by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Old wives' tales are perhaps as old as language itself. They're part of our oral tradition, originating long before pen and ink, books and movies, and certainly before the Internet. Why do we cling to such tales about common ailments and our health when we live in a world rich with medical expertise and proven treatments and cures? Some prob ... Read on »
Malpractice defense: Fetal Descent Stalled, with Variable Decelerations by David W. Patient Expert Posted Fri 25 Jun 2010 6:12pm In addition to my consulting work and writing the Health Business Blog , I’m chairman of the board of Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), a medical risk management firm that provides litigation support for malpractice defense and an eLearning curriculum focused on enhancing patient safety.Traditionally APS has targeted its educat ... Read on »
Understanding “Labor Lingo” by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 27 Nov 2012 10:02pm Sometimes walking into a hospital leaves you feeling like you just landed without warning in a foreign country. So many names and terms used today in hospitals may be unfamiliar to you! Rest assured, this quick glance glossary can help demystify labor and delivery talk and get you fluent in “labor lingo.” Amniotomy- The artificial r ... Read on »
Trying to Avoid A Cesarean Birth by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 10 Dec 2011 10:02pm The World Health Organization recommends that the cesarean section rate should range between 5-10% for a healthy outcome for both mother and baby. So why is the national rate hovering over 30%, and what can be done to help lower this sky rocketing epidemic? There are a variety of ways a woman can help reduce her chances of giving ... Read on »
FY 2010 OSEL Annual Report by FDA Posted Fri 17 Jun 2011 12:00am Table of Contents The Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL), one of seven Offices within CDRH, contributes to the Center’s mission by providing laboratory data and consults. OSEL serves as the laboratory science nucleus for the Center. Specifically, OSEL supports the scientific basis for the Agency’s re ... Read on »