21 Monitoring Maternal Heart / Pulse Rate
To derive the MHR (when you do not want to view the MECG waveform), you can place the
electrodes just below the outer end of the clavicle near each shoulder.
Follow the instructions supplied with each of the monitoring accessories you are using.
Prepare for monitoring MHR using the list below. The standard procedures in use in your facility
determine the sequence of actions.
Depending on the equipment you are using, ensure that either the Patient Module or the Toco
transducer is connected to the fetal monitor. If you are using cableless monitoring use the
CL ECG/IUP or the CL Toco
Connect a pre-gelled foam electrode to each of the two leads on the MECG adapter cable.
Apply the foam electrodes to the patient, following the instructions supplied with the foam
Depending on the equipment you are using, connect the pink connector plug on the MECG
adapter cable to the pink connector on either the Patient Module or the Toco
using cableless monitoring connect the MECG Adapter cable to the connectors of the CL ECG/
IUP or the CL Toco
You are now ready to monitor MHR.
Switch on the recorder.
The maternal heart rate is labeled
on the screen.
transducer. If you are