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1

In vertex position, where is PMI located

Either the right or left lower quadrant above the maternal umbilicus

2

In breech presentation, where is PMI located

Either the right or left upper quadrant

3

How are external fetal monitors used

A ultrasound transducer is placed over the clients abdomen to determine PMI, which records the FHR, and a tocotransducer that records uterine contractions

4

What is considered marked variability in FHR

A increase greater than 25

5

What is considered moderate variability in FHR

A increase of 6-25

6

What is considered minimal variability of FHR

Greater than undetectable but less than 5

7

Episodic FHR patterns

Are not assoc with uterine contractions

8

Periodic changes of FHR

Occur with uterine contractions

9

What are uterine contractions comprised of

Increment- the beginning of the contraction as intensity is increasing
Acme- the peak intensity of the contraction
Decrement- the decline of the contraction intensity as the contraction is ending

10

How are absent or undetectable variability of FHR categorized

As non reassuring

11

What is PMI

Point of maximum impulse
The optimal location where the FHT are auscultated the loudest on the woman's abdomen.