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Monica AN24

Monica AN24

The small, wearable Monica AN24 is central to Monica's innovative labour and delivery monitoring, home care and research solutions. The AN24 can be used with two accessories:

  • The Monica IF24 Interface Device, which allows the Monica AN24 to be used as an alternative 'transducer' to your installed L&D monitor – requires a L&D monitor with an FSE option.
  • The Monica VS program running on a Bluetooth enabled PC, Notebook or Tablet combined with Monica AN24 provides a stand-alone solution for viewing and storing the FHR, MHR, UA, Maternal Activity and Events generated by the Monica AN24

Unique Technology

Uses ECG electrodes placed on the abdomen to monitor the fetal ECG, maternal ECG and uterine EMG1; and a powerful internal processor extracts in real time the FHR, MHR and UA waveform validated against fetal scalp electrode, SpO2 and IUPC

Accurate

  • Monitors the maternal and fetal ECG shape to confidently provide the fetal heart rate, even when fetal and maternal heart rates are similar
  • Uterine contractions are closer in accuracy to IUPC than TOCO
  • Improves uterine contraction detection without the risk associated with IUPC
trace from a Monica AN24
Trace example from clinical trial2 showing simultaneous Monica (blue), FSE (green) and Doppler (red) FHR along with Monica (blue), IUPC (green) and TOCO (red) UC. Monica FHR and UA were shown to more accurately follow FSE and IUPC with less FHR/MHR confusion. In this example there are some FSE gaps and there is a Doppler FHR/MHR confusion (trace speed 3cm/min).

Able to monitor obese women

  • Detection of abdominal fetal ECG and uterine EMG1 signals are minimally affected by BMI

Ambulation without transducer repositioning

  • Monica is a single set up device that requires no adjustment or repositioning no matter what the fetus or patient does
  • Midwives spend less time adjusting the equipment
  • Allows ambulation during Induction and labour to encourage delivery, reduce pain and interventions3

Patient-friendly and convenient

  • No belts (meaning no pressure or belt irritation)
  • Freedom for natural birthing positions
  • Increase space around the bed for clinicians and birthing partners
  • Enhances the birthing experience
  • Offers a genuine alternative to the L&D room for post induction monitoring
  • No adjustment allowing women to sleep, change position and mobilise, without monitoring interruptions or nurse/midwife intervention.

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1 Electromyography

2 Cohen WR et al. Accuracy and reliability of fetal heart rate monitoring using maternal abdominal surface electrodes. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2012;91: DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2012.01533.x

3 Lawrence A et al. Maternal positions and mobility during first stage labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003934. DOI: 0.1002/14651858.CD003934.pub2.