22 Sep

Being a FHR Tracing Me Too

How many labor & delivery nurses NEVER ask for a second opinion when interpreting a tracing?  If you do, is that a bad thing?FHR Interpretation AgreementWe ask because it turns out that a fair amount of research says that labor nurses SHOULD ASK for a back up opinion. Multiple research studies show that agreement about FHR tracing interpretation is a pretty rare event.

Discover what this research tells us and how some of today’s leading OB clinicians are using technology tools to gain a valuable second opinion before they make important care decisions. Register for a free webinar on Sept. 28th, Noon – 12:30 PM ET

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19 Sep

What do you think? Is that a late?

What do you think? Is that a late?

Even the most experienced nurse, one who has seen hundreds of strips asks this basic question once in a while. The problem isn’t getting agreement on a yes or no to whether a tracing segment shows a decel or variation, but about the accumulation of factors that point to an intervention, a change in the care plan, a phone call to the OB.

Multiple research studies show that lack of agreement when it comes to tracing interpretation is alarmingly prevalent. On Sept. 28th, PeriGen is sponsoring a free webinar that reviews this research and discusses ways leading clinicians are using technology to help make interpretation more consistent and reliable.

Join us.  Register by clicking http://perigen.com/webinar-registration/

13 Sep

When two nurses differ in EFM interpretation

Nurse leadership is all about leading a teamSally has worked as a labor & delivery nurse for twelve years. Her team brags that she can interpret a strip from 15 feet away. Today she’s teamed up with Laura, a 3-year veteran, taking care of a high-risk mother in early labor.

While Sally’s taking lunch, Laura starts seeing some variable decels. She pulls up a new software program her hospital has provided, reviewing the last four hours of tracing to see if she can see a pattern of variability. Not yet, but she thinks it’s something to keep an eye on.

Before taking her own lunch break, she suggests that Sally keep an eye on the trend line shown in the new tool. Sally’s not sold on the new tool, so she continues to watch the shorter views, noting the decels and baselines with her experienced eyes.

On September 28th, from noon – 12:30 PM ET, learn how even the most experienced clinicians often disagree about the interpretation of FHR tracings and misjudge the duration of abnormality that can be highlighted by modern perinatal technology.

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