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?
- Staff Grades, Staff Doctors, Trust Doctors and Associate Specialists
- All Trainees and consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology
- Lawyers involved in obstetric medico-legal cases
- 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
Mr Edwin Chandraharan MRCOG, London
Dr Leonie Penna FRCOG, London
Honorary Director of Conferences
Mr Phil Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham
Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences
Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury