OB_Maternity Nsg. Terms

OB_Maternity Nsg. Terms - Maternity Nursing Maternity...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Maternity Nursing
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Maternity Nursing - Terms Maternity Nursing - Defined Accelerations Periodic increase in the baseline fetal heart rate. (brief, temporary increases in FHR of at least 15 beats/min above the baseline. They usually occur with fetal movements just as the heart rate increases in adults during exercise.) Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) An antigen present in the human fetus. Elevated levels in the amniotic or adult serum during pregnancy may indicate neural tube defect; decreased levels may indicate Down Syndrome. Amnioinfusion Infusion of warmed isotonic saline into the uterine cavity to reduce umbilical cord compression; also performed to flush meconium out of the cavity to reduce the risk of fetal aspiration. Deceleration Decrease in the fetal heart rate. Early Deceleration Periodic change in fetal heart rate patern caused by head compression; deceleration has a uniform appearance and early onset in relation to the maternal contraction. External Fetal
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 5

OB_Maternity Nsg. Terms - Maternity Nursing Maternity...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online