Auscultation - The Action of Listening

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Dunmore Press Magazines
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 2010, 43 (1), pp. 13 - 18
Issue Date:
2010-01
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The article focuses on the historical development of auscultation and listening to fetal heart beats. It mentions that auscultation defines as the action of listening to the sounds inside the body. It says that the use stethoscope in midwifery practice was introduced in 1819 wherein listening to fetal heart sounds helps determine the well-being of the fetus. It adds that intermittent auscultation was recommended for fetal heart monitoring by the professional evidence-based guideline
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