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Electronic Fetal Monitoring Alerts

Simpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RN, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: May/June 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 3 - p 208
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e31824c5bad
ONGOING COLUMN: Perinatal Patient Safety

Audible and visual electronic fetal monitoring alerts are designed to notify clinicians of potentially concerning fetal heart rate changes.

Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached viae-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.