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Assessing fetal heart sounds


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Here's what to do when you care for a pregnant woman outside the labor and delivery unit.

If a pregnant patient is admitted to your unit, monitoring her baby's condition becomes your responsibility. Learn how to assess your “other” patient using a Doppler device.

Susan Brodheim Cordero is a women and children's clinical educator at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

The Doppler device featured here is the Nicolet Elite from Nicolet Vascular, Inc.

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