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External Toco Monitoring; Toco Sensitivity; Troubleshooting - Philips FM20/30 Instructions For Use Manual

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15 Monitoring Uterine Activity Externally

External Toco Monitoring

Prepare for Toco monitoring using the list below. The standard procedures in use in your facility
determine the sequence of actions.
1
Fasten the abdominal transducer belt around the patient.
Connect the Toco transducer to a free socket on the monitor. The Toco baseline is automatically
2
reset. The Toco display shows 20. "
the trace at intervals.
Place the transducer on the patient's fundus to ensure the optimum recording of uterine activity.
3
4
Reset the Toco baseline as necessary (see "Resetting the Toco Baseline" on page 176), but not
during a contraction.
The following example trace shows two contractions.
Resetting the Toco Baseline
Press the
1
If the Toco value is negative for more that five seconds, the Toco baseline is automatically reset to
2
0 units.

Toco Sensitivity

If the Toco sensitivity is too high, and the Toco trace exceeds the paper scale, you can reduce the Toco
sensitivity to 50%. The default setting is 100%.
To change the Toco sensitivity:
Enter the
1
2
Select

Troubleshooting

176
Abdominal Belt (disposable shown)
SmartKey. This resets the Toco baseline to 20 on the display and trace.
Toco Baseline
menu.
Setup Toco
to toggle between
Gain
100%
", indicating external uterine measurement, is printed on
Toco
and
.
50%

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