CTG Masterclass

Intrapartum Assessment of Fetus and Management of Fetus at Risk of Intrapartum Hypoxic Injury

Best practice in intrapartum management

£120 for full day of training, including lunch, tea and coffee.

Student discounts available (with valid student ID), check individual study days for details.

To book please click on the selected course below and fill out our online application form. Please note administration fee charges of £40 per booking will be made for any cancellations – as we are a not for profit organisation and will have incurred costs.

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Please click on a course on the table below to book your place.
Start Time Name Details Location Price
January 14, 2019 - 8:15 am

CTG Masterclass – Donegal – 14 January 2019

Donegal, Ireland £120.00
Donegal, Ireland £120.00
February 11, 2019 - 8:15 am

CTG Masterclass – Sunderland – 11 February 2019

Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU £120.00
Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU £120.00
April 15, 2019 - 8:15 am

CTG Masterclass – Sunderland – 15 April 2019

Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU £120.00
Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU £120.00
May 20, 2019 - 8:15 am

CTG Masterclass – Sunderland – 20 May 2019

Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU £120.00
Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU £120.00
June 10, 2019 - 8:15 am

CTG Masterclass – Peterborough – 10 June 2019

Peterborough - Venue TBA £120.00
Peterborough - Venue TBA £120.00
July 15, 2019 - 8:15 am

CTG Masterclass – Birmingham – 15 July 2019

Birmingham - Venue TBA £120.00
Birmingham - Venue TBA £120.00
July 16, 2019 - 8:15 am

CTG Masterclass – Birmingham – 16 July 2019

Birmingham - Venue TBA £120.00
Birmingham - Venue TBA £120.00
September 12, 2019 - 8:15 am

CTG Masterclass – London – 12 September 2019

London - Venue TBA £120.00
London - Venue TBA £120.00
  • Mr Edwin Chandraharan
    Course Director - CTG Masterclass
  • Susana Pereira
    Speaker -
    Advanced CTG Masterclass
The Need For Training

There has been a well-documented need for multiprofessional improvements to CTG interpretation for decades to improve neonatal and maternal outcomes.

Errors with fetal heart rate monitoring was the most common theme found in Five years of cerebral palsy claims: A thematic review of NHS Resolution data
(2017).

In addition, NHS England (Saving Babies’ Lives, 2016) recommends effective fetal monitoring in labour as one of the key elements of care designed to tackle
stillbirth and neonatal deaths, and that training in CTG interpretation should be annual.

This course aims to provide evidence-based training on CTG interpretation based on fetal physiology and pathophysiology of intrapartum hypoxic injury so as to reduce hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy whilst reducing unnecessary operative interventions.

Aims and Objectives
  • To understand control of fetal heart rate and the factors that affect the features observed on the Cardiotocograph (CTG).
  • To understand the types of intrapartum hypoxia and resultant features observed on CTG Trace.
  • To appreciate wider clinical picture such as inflammation, infection and meconium whilst interpreting CTG Traces.
  • To ensure rational application of National Guidelines and the role of additional tests of fetal wellbeing to optimise perinatal outcomes.
  • To effect a paradigm shift from pattern recognition to the use of knowledge of fetal pathophysiology whilst interpreting CTG Traces.
Relevant For

This exciting and hugely popular one-day course is beneficial for all midwives, obstetricians and clinical negligence lawyers who are involved in interpreting CTG traces. A basic knowledge of CTG interpretation would be beneficial, but not essential.

Content
  • Principles of Intermittent Auscultation to ensure effective monitoring of low risk pregnancies
  • Pathophysiology of CTG to help understand physiology behind observed ‘CTG Patterns’
  • CTG Guidelines – ‘rational application’ in clinical practice
  • Use of CTG with special clinical situations such as previous caesarean sections, preterm, meconium and oxytocin
  • Risk management strategies to reduce hypoxic injuries in labour ward, including the use of ‘intra-uterine resuscitation’
  • Interactive Case Reviews: to help delegates use the knowledge of physiology in CTG Interpretation and to determine fetal response to hypoxic stress
  • Avoiding medico-legal pitfalls by greater understanding of the types of hypoxia and avoidance of erroneous recording of the maternal heart rate as fetal heart rate & Understanding the technology behind CTG Machines
  • Understanding acid–base balance and the role of additional tests of fetal wellbeing to reduce the false positive rate of CTG
  • Principles of ST-Analyser (STAN) to understand how fetal ECG may help improve outcomes (Advanced CTG Masterclass)
  • CTG pre- and post-course tests to help demonstrate change in knowledge by the CTG Masterclass (i.e. outcome)