Instructions for applying pads on external fetal monitor transducers

How to Use Pads for Transducers for the EFM

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Instructions for small solid toco pad

  1. Remove backing to expose adhesive.
  2. Apply adhesive side directly to the toco transducer.
  3. Place foam side directly on skin.
  4. Use straps or band as usual.
  5. Zero machine.

Instructions for ultrasound pad

Before appling ultrasound pad to transducer, please remove any ultrasonic gel from skin and transducer.

  1. Remove backing to expose adhesive.
  2. Align and press adhesive side directly to gel-free ultrasound transducer.
  3. Use a very small amount of ultrasonic gel (no larger than a nickel) in the center of the ultrasound transducer.
  4. Place ultrasound transducer on skin where fetal heart tones are the most audible.
  5. Use straps or band as usual.

Adjusting ultrasound transducer with the-addition:

Option 1

  1. Remove the-addition carefully from ultrasound transducer and set pad aside.
  2. Relocate fetal heart tones.
  3. Remove all ultrasonic gel from skin and transducer before replacing addition, adding a small amount of gel if necessary.
  4. Use straps and band as usual.

Option 2

  1. Carefully lift ultrasound transducer away from skin and place down where fetal heart tones are audible.
  2. Add an additional amount of gel as needed.
  3. Use straps or band.