Early decel? or Variables?
- 0Sep 6, '12 by violet_violetI say it's early decels..... but it's variables... how? explain.
- 0Sep 6, '12 by klone, BSN, RNThey're variable because they dip abruptly and they're more than 15 bpm below the baseline. Early decels are more gradual in decrease and shallow.
Variables can still mirror the contraction the same way earlies do. That's usually caused by cord compression (such as a nuchal cord).
- 0Sep 6, '12 by FyreflieI would have called them variable too--too deep, too long, and though they mirror and recover that is not a strip I would be sitting on for long. Early decels to me are shallower by a LOT.
I would probably have documented these as complicated variable decels occurring with each contraction with spontaneous return to baseline and included the depth and length.
- 0Sep 7, '12 by babyktchrDefinitely variable, as the drop from baseline to nadir is less than 30 secs. This is where you really have to count out your seconds because any longer and they certainly could've been early. Some very well could've been on that line. Early decels can be deep, its all in the timing of their descent that counts. You will certainly fight providers over the timing issue.