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Computer Fetal Heart Rate Pattern Analysis

McCartney, Patricia Robin PhD, RN, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: November-December 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 6 - p 397
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e31822e2883
Ongoing Column: Health Information Technology

Intrapartum nurses learn how to read fetal heart rate patterns, and now there is software which proposes to analyze the patterns for us.

Patricia Robin McCartney is the Director of Nursing Research and Georgetown Scholars Clinical Instructor, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, Professor Emerita, State University of New York, University at Buffalo, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. She can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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