Chapter 1: Definitions
It is important that communication between healthcare providers, including physicians and nurses, is consistent to ensure that patient care is done appropriately. This chapter reviews uniform fetal heart rate (FHR) terminology and interpretation, which are necessary to facilitate meaningful communication, appropriate documentation, establishment of functional information databases and sound research.
Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Nurse Practitioners (General), Physician Assistants, Nurse Midwives and all other interested healthcare professionals.
- Utilize National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) terminology.
Melissa Acevedo, M.D., FACOG
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
South Miami Hospital
Heather Swigart Rodriguez, MSN, RNC-OB
Clinical Learning Educator II
Perinatal Nurse Educator/NRP coordinator
Interprofessional and Allied Health Education
Center for the Advancement of Learning
Baptist Health South Florida
Colleen Rodriguez RNC-NIC, NEA-BC, BSN, MHSA
Assistant Vice President Nursing
South Miami Hospital
Melissa Acevedo, M.D., FACOG, faculty of this education activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
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