How to Read a Fetal Monitor Strip. Continuous Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) is the standard of care in labor and delivery departments of most hospitals. Monitor printouts provide information for professional caregivers but they can also give labor support . (NICHD) 3-tier fetal heart rate (FHR) interpretation system • Discuss ways to identify and manage non-reassuring FHR patterns according to NICHD categories Throughout this Pea Pod and for the quiz, you may access larger monitor strip illustrations. Within the module, just click on the strip, and a larger illustration will open in a new window. • External monitoring (unless noted differently), paper speed is 3cm/min • Collections are larger groups of tracings, 5 tracings are randomly selected each time a collection is played • Select a game collection and click [Start] • To purchase a collection, select “purchase additional Game Collections”.
Fetal monitoring strips fetal compromise so no intervention is necessary. May or may not be related to contractions. Often begins after fetal ckicken strips and FHR returns to baseline after contraction ends. Usually not lower than BPM from baseline, but are shifted to right in relation to contraction. Abrupt temporary increase in fetal heart rate.