Monitoring combination of intermittent auscultation and palpation of contractions on oxygen saturation of newborns


  • Fitria Universitas Muhammadiyah, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Mardiana Ahmad Department of Midwifery, Post Graduate School, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Hatijar STIKes Husada Mandiri Poso, Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
  • Niken Bayu Argaheni Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Neny Yuli Susanti Universitas Ibrahimy, Situbondo, East Java, Indonesia


cardiotocography, contradiction palpation, intermittent auscultation, oxygen saturation


Babies who have problems and oxygen saturation is one of the things that must be maintained in newborns when low oxygen saturation causes hemodynamic disorders in infants that can cause congenital heart defects. This study aims to determine the differences in the results of the oxygen saturation test (SpO2) in newborns whose mothers were monitored using the combination method of intermittent auscultation and palpation of contractions with mothers who used cardiotocography and also to see the difference in the average SpO2 of normal and SC infants. The research method was observational with a cross sectional approach on 36 newborns in 2 groups, namely 18 whose mothers were monitored by the combination method and 18 were monitored by cardiotocography. BBL SpO2 examination using a pulse oximeter. The average SpO2 of BBL monitored using a combination and cardiotocography did not differ (P = 0.887 > 0.05). Conclusion: There is no difference in the results of the examination of oxygen saturation (SpO2) BBL in the results of monitoring the combination of intermittent auscultation and palpation to CTG monitoring. 


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Fitria, F., Ahmad, M., Hatijar, H., Argaheni, N. B., & Susanti, N. Y. (2022). Monitoring combination of intermittent auscultation and palpation of contractions on oxygen saturation of newborns. International Journal of Health & Medical Sciences, 5(3), 221-227.

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