How to read nonstress test strip?


Could you please help me to read nonstress test strip to define reactive or nonreactive?

Anne36, LPN

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You need to look for the FHR to go up 15 beats ( beyond the baseline) for 15 seconds twice within 20min. If not, they usually stay on the monitor for another 20minutes. That is a reactive stress test which is good. If there are no accels or only 1 15 second accel I belive that is non reactive.


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Thank you Anne36.