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Maternal Oxygen Administration as an Intrauterine Resuscitation Measure During Labor

Simpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: March/April 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 2 - p 136
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000121
ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety Column

What is the role of maternal oxygen administration for intrauterine resuscitation during labor when the fetal heart rate pattern is indeterminate (category II) or abnormal (category III)?

Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist in St. Louis, MO, and the Editor-in-Chief of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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