The contributions of the nurse and the machine in home uterine activity monitoring systems.

@article{Merkatz1991TheCO,
  title={The contributions of the nurse and the machine in home uterine activity monitoring systems.},
  author={Ruth Merkatz and Irwin R. Merkatz},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1991},
  volume={164 5 Pt 1},
  pages={1159-62}
}
The relative contributions of home tokodynamometry and daily nursing telephone contact to the success of preterm birth prevention programs remains a subject of debate. Because investigators have obtained conflicting data, a reinterpretation of published results was undertaken by proposing a dynamic interface between the nurse and the machine. Experience gained from the technology and the development of nursing expertise with assessment of patient symptoms are presented as interdependent factors… CONTINUE READING