Fetal monitoring in a low risk maternity unit: usage and indications

White, Colleen, Shashian, Tom, Tarrant, Mark, Knight, Michelle and East, Christine (2013). Fetal monitoring in a low risk maternity unit: usage and indications. In: Australian College of Midwives 18th Biennial Conference 2013: Abstracts. ACM2013: Australian College of Midwives 18th Biennial Conference, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (S26-S26). 30 September-3 October, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2013.08.175


Author White, Colleen
Shashian, Tom
Tarrant, Mark
Knight, Michelle
East, Christine
Title of paper Fetal monitoring in a low risk maternity unit: usage and indications
Conference name ACM2013: Australian College of Midwives 18th Biennial Conference
Conference location Hobart, TAS, Australia
Conference dates 30 September-3 October, 2013
Proceedings title Australian College of Midwives 18th Biennial Conference 2013: Abstracts   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Women and Birth   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2013.08.175
ISSN 1871-5192
1878-1799
Volume 26
Issue Supp. 1
Start page S26
End page S26
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Casey Hospital opened as one of three campuses within Southern Health in 2005 providing maternity services to low risk women in the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne. Numbers have grown from 500 to 1500 births per annum. In this time there has been an increase in the use of continuous fetal monitoring in labour and rates of caesarean section. This finding posed the questions: (1) Is there a relationship between more frequent use of continuous fetal monitoring at Casey Hospital and the increased caesarean section rate? (2) What is the impact of the rising caesarean birth rate on neonatal outcomes? (3) Is this consistent with best practice?
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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