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by Bace2009 Bace2009 (New) New

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Hello everyone!

Let's say you are charting on a fetal monitor strip every 15 minutes, and are charting at 1600...

Would you interpret the strip from 1545-1600 or 1600-1615?

i have heard so many different answers and am so confused. Thanks!

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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You can't chart the future. If you're charting at 1600, how would you chart what is happening from 1600-1615? Hopefully that answers your question.

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AZBlueBell has 1 years experience and specializes in Labor and Delivery.

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1600 charting would be 1545-1600.

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labordude has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in L&D, OBED, NICU, Lactation.

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You can't chart the future.

Oh I can't tell the future?!...I bet I can guess what's going to happen with the patient who has the 16-page birth plan;)

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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So cynical! :D

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labordude has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in L&D, OBED, NICU, Lactation.

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Funny thing is I'm the least cynical of my team. Also, most of my patients look at me like I have ten heads when I ask them if they have a birth plan haha

Back the actual question...yes, charting at 1600 would be for the period preceding it that wasn't charted upon (1545-1600, 1530-1600, etc).

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responding to the actual question

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