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Intermittent Auscultation in Low-Risk Labor

Wisner, Kirsten MS, RNC, CNS

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: January/February 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 1 - p 58
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000095
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing

Our new columnist on hot topics in maternity nursing provides information on how to use intermittent auscultation (IA) and encourages you to consider asking for an order for IA, if one does not exist, when caring for women at low risk for complications during labor.

Kirsten Wisner is a perinatal clinical nurse specialist at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital in Salinas, CA. She can be reached at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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