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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The 9 items added to the section before birth are explained by the fact that the supplies item was considered as one, while it was separated in the new version; in addition questions about partogram and the need for antihypertensive treatment were added.
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All women at CHBAH are monitored in labour using a partogram. Dystocia is diagnosed when the labour does not progress for 4 hours in the active phase of labour.
There were challenges associated with monitoring fetal distress as the partogram was not utilised correctly and there was a shortage of cardiotocogram machines.
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The progress was documented on partogram for both the control and study group.
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).
Assessment of partogram use during labour in Rujumbura Health Sub District, Rukungiri District, Uganda.

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