Term: Fetal Distress
Last Updated: 2012-11-05
"Evidence that the fetus is in jeopardy, such as a change in fetal activity or heart rate." (Olds SB et al., 2004).
In Heaman et al. (2012), a woman was considered to have had a newborn with fetal distress if the ICD-10-CA code of O68 was present.
- International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, with Canadian Enhancements (ICD-10-CA)
- Olds SB, London ML, Wieland PA, Davidson MR. Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Care. 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc. 2004.(View)
- Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] (View)
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