ONGOING COLUMN: PERINATAL PATIENT SAFETYAvoiding Confusion of Maternal Heart Rate With Fetal Heart Rate During LaborSimpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, FAANAuthor Information 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 [email protected]. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: July 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 4 - p 272 doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e318217a61a Buy Metrics In Brief It can happen, and the results can be devastating. Dr. Simpson explains how you can avoid this perinatal patient safety pitfall. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.