partogram


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par·to·gram

(par'tō-gram),
Graph of labor parameters of time and dilation with alert and action lines to prompt intervention if the curve deviates from expected.
[L. partus, childbirth, + -gram]

par·to·gram

(pahr'tō-gram)
Graph of labor parameters of time and dilation with alert and action lines to prompt intervention if the curve deviates from expected.
Synonym(s): Friedman curve, labor curve.
[L. partus, childbirth, + -gram]

partogram

(part′ŏ-gram″)
In obstetrics, a graphical representation of labor that in a healthy delivery results in the birth of a child.

Patient care

The parameters recorded on the graph include changes in fetal heart rate, rate of dilation of the maternal cervix, and rate of fetal descent. These data can be compared with known norms to help identify delays in the expected progress of labor and improve intrapartum care.

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Ensure that the partogram is used to monitor labour and that the fetus and mother are monitored according to the prescribed norms, ensuring proper data interpretation.
The progress was documented on partogram for both the control and study group.
Continuous electronic monitoring of maternal pulse, foetal heart rate, and partogram were done.
The progress of labour and the events during labour ward admission were recorded on a standardized partogram by designated staff nurses.
In addition, in order to be reimbursed for delivery costs, a maternity hospital must present the woman's pregnancy card and partogram showing the evolution of labor and the health conditions of mother and baby.
Centimeters of cervical dilation pre- and post-anesthetics were obtained directly from the partogram.
8] Fetal heart rate monitoring was carried out by intermittent fetal cardiography, and labour management included the use of the partogram (labour graph).
In 20% of patients undergoing CS for NPOL partogram was not adequately maintained.
Assessment of partogram use during labour in Rujumbura Health Sub District, Rukungiri District, Uganda.
All labours were managed using a partogram, and at the time of the study there was an active policy in our units of providing epidural analgesia for pain relief.

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