Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0301-2115(98)00223-1
Title: Intrapartum fetal oxygen saturation monitoring in a busy labour ward
Authors: Chua, S.
Yam, J.
Razvi, K. 
Yeong, S.M.
Arulkumaran, S. 
Keywords: Feasible
Fetal pulse oximetry
Intrapartum fetal monitoring
Issue Date: 1999
Source: Chua, S., Yam, J., Razvi, K., Yeong, S.M., Arulkumaran, S. (1999). Intrapartum fetal oxygen saturation monitoring in a busy labour ward. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 82 (2) : 185-189. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0301-2115(98)00223-1
Abstract: Objective: To measure the ease of use of a fetal pulse oximeter in a busy labour ward. Design: Descriptive study in the Labour Ward, National University Hospital, Singapore, involving 145 labouring women with singleton pregnancies, and fetuses in cephalic presentation, with cervical dilatation >2 cm and amniotic membranes ruptured. Results: Placement was comfortable. Oxygen saturation (SpO2) readings were obtained in 127 women (87.5%). Adequate readings were obtained a median of 69% of the time the transducer was in situ. SpO2 values in the last 10 min prior to delivery correlated poorly with parameters of neonatal outcome. Conclusion: The Nellcor N-400 fetal pulse oximeter and FS14 fetal sensor is a feasible method of intrapartum fetal monitoring in a busy labour ward and is acceptable to labouring women. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
Source Title: European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/37159
ISSN: 03012115
DOI: 10.1016/S0301-2115(98)00223-1
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