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Advanced CTG Masterclass

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

Best practice in intrapartum management

£240 for two full days training, including lunch, tea and coffee for both days.

£210 for students. Use code STU30 at the checkout. (T&Cs apply.)

To book please click on the selected course above 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 note: for any FULL COURSES, please register your interest. We always review our waiting lists, and will expand course numbers where appropriate. This course receives a high amount of interest so early booking is advised. 

Start Time Name Details Location Price
July 6, 2020 - 8:00 am

Advanced CTG Masterclass – Manchester – 6 & 7 July 2020

Manchester - Venue TBA £240.00
Manchester - Venue TBA £240.00 View Details
September 21, 2020 - 8:00 am

Advanced CTG Masterclass – Birmingham – 21 & 22 September 2020

Garden Suite, Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR
Garden Suite, Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR
£240.00 Add to cart
September 28, 2020 - 8:00 am

Advanced CTG Masterclass – London – 28 & 29 September 2020

London - Venue TBA

London - Venue TBA

£240.00 Add to cart
  • Dr Susana Pereira
    Course Director
    CTG Masterclass
  • Mr Edwin Chandraharan
    Course Director
    CTG Masterclass
The Need for Training

There has been a well-documented need for multi-professional 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.

Aims and Objectives

A two-day version of our popular CTG Masterclass, which looks in more depth at CTG monitoring practices. It aims to enable midwives and obstetricians to be the champions of change in their local maternity units; to bring about a paradigm shift in CTG interpretation based on fetal physiology, so as to reduce unnecessary operative interventions whilst improving perinatal outcomes.

Relevant For

This exciting and hugely popular two-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.

  • Continuous CTG: scientific evidence and the bitter truths.
  • Individualising care: considering the wider picture and understanding the pitfalls of our current “Guidelines”.
  • Pathophysiology of CTG: understanding fetal heart rate control and physiology behind ‘CTG patterns’.
  • Unusual fetal heart rate patterns: sinusoidal, saltatory and overshoots.
  • Understanding placental oxygenation: The fetal ‘oxygen cylinder’.
  • Recognising pre-existing injury: chronic hypoxia and non-hypoxic antenatal insults.
  • Recognising CTG features of different types of intrapartum hypoxia and their management.
  • Interactive review of cases.
  • Re-cap: understanding the types of intrapartum hypoxia in interpreting CTG.
  • CTG monitoring in high risk labour: meconium, infection etc.
  • Fetal acid-base balance and the role of fetal blood sampling.
  • Can we determine oxygenation of central organs? Role of fetal ECG.
  • Principles of intelligent (intermittent) auscultation and the rational use of clinical guidelines on CTG.
  • Mechanism of fetal neurological injury in different types of hypoxia.
  • Illustrative cases: interactive discussion.
  • Translation of learning into practice: from the horse’s mouth.