Posted: December 22nd, 2017
A vaginal exam reveals that the cervix is 4cm dilated, with intact
membranes and a fetal heart tone rate of 160–170bpm. The nurse
decides to apply an external fetal monitor. The rationale for this
❍ A. The cervix is closed.
❍ B. The membranes are still intact.
❍ C. The fetal heart tones are within normal limits.
❍ D. The contractions are intense enough for insertion of
an internal monitor.
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