In her presentation titled " Successful IT Initiative to Reduce the Rate of Excessive Uterine Contractions During Labor," Bunting will describe the 'before' and 'after' results of a research program to help clinicians with early recognition and remediation of overly frequent episodes of uterine tachysystole
(UT) in labors induced or augmented by oxytocin.
The elective induction bundle includes four criteria: a gestational age of at least 39 weeks, a normal fetal status at the start, pelvic exam documented prior to the start, and recognition and management of uterine tachysystole
an innovative, national provider of fetal surveillance systems, today announced the publication of research on uterine tachysystole
in the June issue of the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, which showed that high contraction rates were common in deliveries with normal blood gases at birth.
For example, early on we surveyed EVMS residents and labor and delivery nurses about how they defined uterine tachysystole