i usually count the mvu's at the start of the ctx...but someone told me the other day you can take the tip of the ctx and subtract the resting tone...is this correct..? i just want to make sure i am counting this and ctx, and duration correctly...
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That is why you are the nurse teaching the residents what the correct method is. Without you they know much less!! Our policy has always been if you have >240MVU in a 10min period then you best cut the pit off and let that uterus rest or the FHR seems to go south.
I was taught exactly as Envy says, 200 MVU are adequate and only with IUPC. But with new IUPC's they are obsolete, adequate labor is ucs of 60 or better, supposedly, but I still count up my MVUnits.
Why are they obsolete with new IUPC's? I just went through a city-wide course that was wonderfully informative and was supposed to include updated AWHONN/ACOG standards. Anyway, they are still teaching that 200 MVU's = adequate, and that you should never exceed 400. Honestly, I don't see too many docs adding up MVU's. (Maybe because of the obsolete thing?) I should ask. SG
How often are you calculating your MVU's, we are being to told to document every 30 min...:
The reason I ask is We think that this can be too much...just think FHR Q15 min, BP Q30 min, MVU's Q30 min and anything that needs to be doucmented. Now double this .... 2 patients, pit, epidural, iupc!!! this gets overwhelming. Calculating MVU's takes a few min...we think every 30 min is over the top. How are other units doing it??:uhoh21: