Posted: June 26th, 2017
Nurse Cathy applies a fetal monitor to the abdomen of a client in active labor. When the client has contractions, the nurse notes a 15 beat per minute deceleration of the fetal heart rate below the baseline lasting 15 seconds. Nurse Cathy should:
A. Change the maternal position
B. Prepare for an immediate birth
C. Call the physician immediately
D. Obtain the client’s blood pressure
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