Use of fentanyl and continuous electronic fetal monitoring in labour and delivery: a review of clinical effectiveness, safety, and clinical practice guidelines

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Record ID 32011001001
Authors' recommendations: There is insufficient evidence to draw firm conclusions on the safety and efficacy of IV fentanyl versus other analgesics used on uncomplicated labour and delivery. There was no evidence on fetal monitoring during labour in women who received IV fentanyl, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the use of IV fentanyl during uncomplicated labour were not found.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Fentanyl
  • Labor, Obstetric
  • Practice Guideline
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