Midwife Didn’t Seek OB Consult on Fetal Heart Rate
Jul 31, 2012
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A woman with several complications and risks was induced and delivered a baby with cerebral palsy after a long labor and delivery. The nurse midwife managing her care read the fetal heart rate strips incorrectly and collaboration with the obstetrician was not documented.
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