OB Question -What is "nadir" in regards to fetal monitoring strips?Register Today!
- by RescueNinja2013 Aug 25, '12Hello everyone, I just started OB this semester and would like to know what is the definition of "nadir" in regards to fetal monitoring strips and NOT chemotherapy? Every time I search it online, it states solely for chemo, but that's not what I'm looking for; and my clinical instructor couldn't explain to our group either, but said she'll look into it. If you can explain to me like I'm 4 years old, I'd appreciate it!
Also, I wouldn't mind someone's simpler explanation of deceleration types and any references you have that may help. Thank you much!
- Aug 25, '12 by SUNFL0WERNadir is the lowest point after the onset of an early/late deceleration and variable.
We used VEAL CHOP
V- Variable C- Cord compression
E- Early H- Head compression
A- Acceleration O- Okay
L- Late P- Placenta insufficiency
This thread has a lot of good information as well: http://allnurses.com/nursing-student...ns-283725.html
- Aug 26, '12 by Esme12You will find this article helpful......Interpretation of the Electronic Fetal Heart Rate During Labor
Interpretation of the Electronic Fetal Heart Rate During Labor - May 1, 1999 - American Family Physician
- Aug 27, '12 by GrnTeaThe definition of nadir applies to many situations:
[ney-der, ney-deer] Show IPA
noun1.Astronomy . the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite thezenith.
2.Astrology . the point of a horoscope opposite the midheaven:the cusp of the fourth house.
3.the lowest point; point of greatest adversity or despair.
In chemistries, it's the lowest point; in antibiotic monitoring, it's the lowest blood level (pre-dose)l in psych, it's the point the patient feels the worst.... you get the picture.