Fetal monitoring

  1. 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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  3. by   klone
    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.
  4. by   AZBlueBell
    1600 charting would be 1545-1600.
  5. by   labordude
    Quote from klone
    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
  6. by   klone
    So cynical!
  7. by   labordude
    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).
    Last edit by labordude on Jul 16 : Reason: responding to the actual question