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dc.contributor.advisorDevane, Declan
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Valerie
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-05T15:36:00Z
dc.date.available2016-12-05T15:36:00Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationValerie Smith, 'Monitoring the fetal heart for the assessment of fetal wellbeing. Systematic reviews of the evidence and the design, conduct and preliminary findings of a multi-centre randomised trial THE ADCAR TRIAL', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Nursing & Midwifery, 2010, pp 326
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 9116
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/78213
dc.description.abstractThe assessment of fetal wellbeing throughout pregnancy, labour and birth, is essential in achieving maternity care that optimises fetal outcomes. Monitoring of the fetal heart rate (FHR), using either intermittent auscultation (1A) (i.e. listening to the FHR at regular intervals using a Pinard stethoscope or hand-held Doppler device) or electronic fetal monitoring (EFM), (i.e. recording of the FHR by a special electronic machine) is one practice central to the assessment of fetal wellbeing. Admission cardiotocography (ACTG), a form of EFM, is a routine screening test consisting of a twenty minute electronic recording of the FHR and uterine activity performed on women on admission to the labour ward or labour assessment room with signs of possible labour. The premise for the use of ACTG is that it may identify those babies, from the onset of possible labour, who might benefit from continuous EFM during labour.
dc.format1 volume
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Nursing & Midwifery
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dc.subjectNursing and Midwifery, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titleMonitoring the fetal heart for the assessment of fetal wellbeing. Systematic reviews of the evidence and the design, conduct and preliminary findings of a multi-centre randomised trial THE ADCAR TRIAL
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dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 326
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