Used Medical Equipment Rosemont

Used Medical Equipment Rosemont

 

Used Medical Equipment Rosemont – Terrain Biomedical – 773-697-8400

Fetal monitors are among the refurbished medical equipment we stock at Terrain Biomedical. On this post, we present basic information about fetal monitors and their use.

In pregnancy and in labor, healthcare providers need to observe the condition of the unborn infant. Providers perform this by checking the baby’s pulse and other vital functions. Fetal monitoring is a common technique in the medical field.

Healthcare professionals perform fetal monitoring in two ways. One is known as external monitoring, which takes place outside of the mother’s belly. The second way (internal monitoring) directly monitors the baby while it’s still inside the uterus.

  • -External monitoring. Medical personnel perform this with use of a special device known as a fetoscope. It’s similar to a stethoscope but with a different shape. Additionally, healthcare providers may conduct this form of monitoring with Doppler. This is an electric device that utilizes sound waves.
  • -Internal monitoring. A healthcare professional places a tiny electrode on the baby’s head while inside the uterus.

Medical personnel rely on fetal monitors to check the pace and rhythm of the baby’s heartbeats. It searches for any changes in the baby’s heartbeat. Also, it checks how often those parameters change. A typical fetal heart rate is approximately 110 and 160 beats per minute. That may change as the fetus reacts to conditions inside the uterus. An atypical fetal heart rate or patterns could indicate that the baby isn’t getting sufficient oxygen. Additionally, an atypical pattern may signal that the fetus requires delivery by emergency cesarean section.

Used Medical Equipment Rosemont – Terrain Biomedical – 773-697-8400

In the most common type of fetal monitoring, medical staff use a handheld, lightweight Doppler device. It permits them to listen to the fetal heartbeat. This is frequently done in prenatal appointments to observe the heart rate.

Another benefit to fetal monitoring is that it may help detect problems during the later months of pregnancy. There are no identified risks associated with external monitoring or with Doppler. However, there might be a minor risk of infection with respect to internal monitoring. For instance, the electrode on the baby’s scalp might cause a small mark. Nevertheless, this typically heals rapidly.

An atypical fetal heart rate doesn’t necessarily always signal the baby is at hazard. Learn more by talking with your physician about these potential risks.

To rent or purchase a fetal monitor contact Terrain Biomedical today. We stock a selection of reconditioned medical equipment as well as a full slate of repair services. Besides our quality repairs and equipment, we also offer affordable rental rates on medical equipment.

Used Medical Equipment Rosemont – Terrain Biomedical – 773-697-8400