Ctg interpretation made easy | Heart Rate | PregnancyCardiotocography CTG is used during pregnancy to monitor the fetal heart and contractions of the uterus. It is most commonly used in the third trimester. Its purpose is to monitor fetal well-being and allow early detection of fetal distress. An abnormal CTG indicates the need for more invasive investigations and potentially emergency caesarian section. It involves the placement of two transducers onto the abdomen of a pregnant woman. It does this by measuring the tension of the maternal abdominal wall.
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Cardiotocography CTG is used in pregnancy to monitor both the foetal heart as well as the contractions of the uterus. It is usually only used in the 3rd trimester. How it works The device used in cardiotocography is known as a cardiotocograph. It involves the placement of 2 transducers on the abdomen of a pregnant woman. The other transducer monitors the contractions of the uterus.
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CTG Made Easy 4th edition continues the successful format of previous editions, offering a practical guide to all health professionals involved in monitoring the fetal heart rate during labour, and specifically in the interpretation of CTG traces. The workbook approach remains, with many new and updated case histories and CTGs, all using current terminology and a recommended proforma for interpretation. The book will aid health professionals to acquire competence and confidence in all aspects of fetal heart rate monitoring during labour, improving the care offered to women and babies. We are always looking for ways to improve customer experience on Elsevier. We would like to ask you for a moment of your time to fill in a short questionnaire, at the end of your visit.