The Necessity of Fetal Monitoring

Whether you oversee a hospital, doctor’s office or prenatal care center, your practice can provide better care with a fetal monitor on hand. While this device is vital during labor, it is also useful for monitoring the health of the unborn baby while he or she is still in the womb. To do so, the device’s electrodes are placed on the belly to record the baby’s heart rate and measure the mother’s contractions. If certain changes are detected in the fetal heart rate, then doctors can move to treat the underlying problem before or after delivery.

If a mother in labor receives an epidural, faces complications or requires oxytocin to induce labor, a continuous fetal monitor is required during labor and delivery. Depending on your practice, you may even choose to have all mothers use a continuous fetal monitor despite risk factors.

With this 30-minute test, your practice can earn back $48.72 in reimbursement. And because all parts are reusable, you don’t have to pay any recurring fees for subsequent uses. The Advanced Antepartum Fetal Monitor BT350, which can be purchased through Medical Device Depot, is a top-of-the-line monitor. It is available in LCD or LED displays with memory to save 450 hours of patient data. Additionally, this device can be used for a single fetus or twins, making it a great addition to your medical office.

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