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I don’t love Continous Fetal Monitoring – but this may help by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Feb 2013 12:00pm I hated having the monitors strapped on me.  They didn’t seem to pick things up when I moved around.  As a doula they are frustrating too.  I spend a good part of my time at hospital births holding the monitors onto a mom’s belly. So when I saw these – the Addition They are something you ADD onto the monitors, which help 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 »
Updating a Standard: Fetal Monitoring by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 08 Jul 2009 9:12am Take a moment to read this article about External Fetal Monitoring from yesterday’s New York Times. It has become a real issue and a routine practice in so many hospitals. July 7, 2009 New York Times By JANE E. BRODY Electronic fetal monitoring during labor and delivery was introduced into obstetrical practice in the early 1970s [...] Read on »
EFM (electronic fetal monitor) Glossary reference v1.0 by Alan T. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 11:30am Josh Steinberg has released EFM (electronic fetal monitor) Glossary reference v1.0: Hi folks, in Sept ‘08, ACOG published their new guideline on electronic fetal monitoring, this is a Palm PDA version for quick easy reference, ideal for students, residents, and attendings who need to review these things occasionally. The 9/08 guideline ... Read on »
External Fetal Monitoring – is it useful? by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted Thu 20 May 2010 1:34pm I love this article in the Philadelphia Enquirer Test Leads to Needles Cesareans . Fetal heart-rate monitoring is a screening test. Good tests get several things right; they are cheap, detect a possible problem when there is still time to act, and minimize unnecessary follow-up tests. The Pap smear is an excellent screening test: By ... 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 »
Mr. Tiro hands over fetal heart monitor to Nata Clinic by Pedro M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:07am This morning at Nata Clinic, Mr. Tiro (far right), Chairman of the Nata AIDS and Orphans Trust handed over the fetal heart monitor to Nata Clinic.  Sr. Nurse Ramakama (far left) is pictured holding the monitor while Nurse in Charge Gaokwale is holding the nice carry bag and gel.  Dr. Roger was also on hand to accept the latest gift to Nata ... Read on »
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 »
Our new fetal heart monitor arrives!!!!! by Pedro M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:07am Thanks so much to Sue and Tony in Hong Kong.  As you may have read, both of these wonderful people held birthday parties and asked their friends to donate to Nata village in lieu of receiving gifts.  Sue even had a Vegas syle fundraiser to go along with it.  The monitor cost U.S.$1,100.00 or (P6556.00).  As you can see, this beautiful monit ... Read on »
India Patient Monitoring Market Outlook to 2016 by Bharat Book Bureau Posted Tue 04 May 2010 4:31am Bharatbook added a new report on "India Patient Monitoring Market Outlook to 2016" provides key market data on the India patient monitoring market. India Patient Monitoring Market Outlook to 2016 The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each segment and sub-segment within seven market cate ... Read on »