who watch's the monitor....

  1. I always wondered what position watches the monitor thats in the nurses station (heart beat of baby and mom & contractions)? Is it the nurses that watch it?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Fetal heart monitor-trained NURSES only. Techs and unlicensed personnel should not be watching monitors as they are not qualified to interpret the tracings.
  4. by   Ariel70113
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Fetal heart monitor-trained NURSES only. Techs and unlicensed personnel should not be watching monitors as they are not qualified to interpret the tracings.

    how do you become a fetal heart monitor trained nurse? is there certain classes to take? Is it usually a CNA that does it?
  5. by   SFCardiacRN
    To monitor fetal tracings: Get your RN then a new grad program or preceptorship in L&D.
  6. by   Ariel70113
    Quote from SFCardiacRN
    To monitor fetal tracings: Get your RN then a new grad program or preceptorship in L&D.
    okay! thanks!!

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