Fetal Heart Rate Auscultation
Nancy Feinstein, RNC, MSN, PhD, Ann Sprague, RNC, BN, MEd, PhD, and Marie-Josee Trepanier, RN, BSCN, Med
This practice monograph describes how to perform fetal heart rate auscultation and
discusses the benefits and limitations of intermittent auscultation (IA).
Fetal heart rate auscultation has been a method of fetal assessment for centuries
but the practice declined with the introduction of electronic fetal monitoring.
This monograph discusses the knowledge to date about IA as a primary method of fetal
surveillance during labor. Recommendations of various obstetric organizations regarding
the use of fetal heart rate auscultation for low-risk pregnancies is covered.
One set of 2.4 contact hours included in purchase price.