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Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance

Start: 25/09/2017 08:50
End: 25/09/2017 17:00

Location: RCOG
Programme: Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance September 2017.pdf


This course aims to provide a clinical update on intrapartum fetal surveillance for doctors and midwives who work on the labour ward.

The National Health Service Litigation Authority’s (NHSLA) compensation figures for brain damaged children and the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report '500 missed opportunities' emphasises that there is still need for improvement. The NHSLA has made formal attendance at cardiotography (CTG) courses as a mandatory requirement to receive Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) discounts.

This course will provide knowledge at the basic and advanced level to improve safety and quality of care and will help to keep the lawyers away.

Who should attend?

  • All Trainees and consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Lawyers involved in obstetric medico-legal cases
  • Staff Grades, Staff Doctors, Trust Doctors and Associate Specialists
  • Midwives
  • Healthcare professionals who provide care to pregnant mothers in labour

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand physiology behind normal fetal heart rate control
  • Understand the pathophysiology behind the features observed on the cardiotocograph (CTG) trace
  • Recognise features of various types of intrapartum fetal hypoxia
  • Appreciate the role of oxytocin, meconium and temperature on fetal wellbeing in labour
  • Understand the principles behind managing a prolonged deceleration
  • Determine the role of additional tests of fetal wellbeing such as fetal scalp blood sampling and fetal ECG (ST-Analyser or STAN)
  • Appreciate the medico-legal aspects of intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring
  • Provides essential CTG knowledge required for MRCOG examination as well as serves as an update for obstetricians of all grades
  • Claim a maximum of 7 CPD credits for full attendance at this meeting

Course Organisers

Mr Edwin Chandraharan MRCOG, London
Dr Leonie Penna FRCOG, London

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Nick Panay MRCOG, London

Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Course fees

The registration fee (inclusive of online discount and VAT at 20%) for this event is:

  • Standard rate: £330.00
  • Fellow, Member and Assoicate inc SAS Doctors rate: £280.00
  • Trainee rate: £225.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional rate: £210.00 

We will automatically allocate you a rate based on the information we hold about you in our database.

How to book

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Alternatively, you can book using the postal booking form (PDF, 385 kb) although if you book using this method you will not receive the online discount. 

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