Terrain Biomedical – Fetal Monitors – 773-697-8400
Reconditioned Fetal Monitors
During the later stages of pregnancy and in labor, doctors typically will want to monitor the heart rate of the fetus as well as other functions. This form of monitoring is basically a method of checking the heart rate, the rhythm and the presence or lack of increases or decreases in the heartbeat. It also tracks how often the fetal heart rhythm changes near the baseline. The typical fetal heart rate is usually in between 110 and 160 beats per minute. The heart rate might fluctuate while the fetus reacts to the conditions within the uterus. An abnormal heart rate might mean the fetus is not receiving sufficient oxygen or there could be other complications. An atypical pattern also might call for the need to perform an emergency cesarean delivery.
Fetal monitoring is performed with the use of a handheld Doppler device so the user can listen to the fetal heartrate. This is frequently utilized at prenatal appointments to track the fetal heart beat or in a pregnancy in the first 24 weeks. Fetal monitoring is also used during late pregnancy to assess the fetus’ condition or to track fetal condition when labor starts. While the particular details of every procedure differ slightly, fetal monitoring usually follows these steps:
-Gel gets applied on the mother’s abdomen to serve as a medium for the unit’s ultrasound transducer, which is connected to the abdomen with a strap to transmit the fetal heartrate to a recorder. The heart rate is shown on a screen and printed out on paper.
-When contractions take place, an external monitoring device is positioned over the uterus with a belt to record the rhythms. In some cases, internal monitoring of the fetus is needed for a more precise tracking of the heartbeat. The amniotic fluid has to be broken and the cervix has to be partly dilated to in order to do internal monitoring. It entails the insertion of an electrode through the cervix and the attachment of an electrode onto the fetus’ scalp. There can be a minor risk of infection when internal monitoring is used. The scalp electrode might also risk leaving a small mark on the infant’s head – although this generally heals rapidly. An abnormal fetal heart beat doesn’t necessarily mean the fetus is at risk. Electronic fetal monitoring is in wide use in healthcare facilities across the nation. Fetal monitors may assist with identifying problems, leading to the further testing if necessary.
Terrain BioMedical provides a line of new, pre-owned and reconditioned fetal monitors from many of the top brands in the field including Hewlett Packard, Corometrics, Philips Avalon and GE Corometrics.
Contact Terrain Biomedical to order Fetal Monitors at 773-697-8400.
Fetal Monitors now available at Terrain Biomedical include:
Reconditioned Corometrics 115 Fetal Monitor
-Manufactured for ECG and monitoring of maternal uterine contractions
-Simultaneous tracking of the fetal heart rate and maternal uterine activity is plotted continually on the unit’s dual channel strip chart recorder
-ECG data displayed on the unit’s front-panel
-Includes ultrasound transducers
Reconditioned Hewlett Packard 8040A Fetal Monitor
-The ultrasound transducer’s wide beam enables fast and simply application
-This monitor features a dual heart rate, ultrasound methods and direct fetal ECG for the monitoring of fetal heart beat and exterior TOCO for monitoring maternal uterine activity
-Dependable variability with an ultrasound method
Fetal Monitors are thoroughly tested and then certified by our staff of biomedical engineers and service technicians. Monitors are reconditioned to their initial specifications. All Terrain Biomedical’s fetal monitors are warrantied and shipped ready for use and equipped with a line of dependable accessories.