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Avoiding Confusion of Maternal Heart Rate With Fetal Heart Rate During Labor

Simpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: July-August 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 4 - p 272
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e318217a61a
Ongoing Column: Perinatal Patient Safety

It can happen, and the results can be devastating. Dr. Simpson explains how you can avoid this perinatal patient safety pitfall.

Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.