Chapter 2: Principles of Fetal Monitoring
The fetus is dependent on uterine blood flow, placental exchange, umbilical blood flow, oxygen transport to tissue and the fetal innate compensatory factors to control fetal heart rate (FHR). This chapter reviews how fetal oxygenation is affected by extrinsic and intrinsic physiologic influences, and how these factors impact the fetal oxygenation and FHR.
Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Nurse Practitioners (General), Physician Assistants, Nurse Midwives and all other interested healthcare professionals.
- Discuss maternal/fetal oxygen transfer and apply principles to fetal monitoring.
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
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