The nurse is caring for a multigravid client in active labor when the nurse detects variable fetal heart rate decelerations on the electronic monitor. The nurse interprets this as the compression of which of the following structures?
3. Umbilical cord.
Variable decelerations are associated with compression of the umbilical cord. The nurse should alter the client’s position and increase the IV fluid rate. Fetal head compression is associated with early decelerations.
Severe compression of the fetal chest, such as during the process of vaginal delivery may result in transient bradycardia. Compression or damage to the placenta, typically from abruptio placentae, results in severe, late decelerations.
CN: Reduction of risk potential; CL: Analyze
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