Intrapartum Assessment of Fetus and Management of Fetus at Risk of Intrapartum Hypoxic Injury
There has been a well-documented need for multi-professional improvements to CTG interpretation for decades to improve neonatal and maternal outcomes.
Issues with fetal monitoring were identified as a leading contributory factor in reports and investigations which look at avoidable deaths in intrapartum care including NHS Resolution’s Early Notification scheme progress report (2019) and Each Baby Counts (2020).
In addition, NHS England (Saving Babies’ Lives, 2019) recommends effective fetal monitoring in labour as one of the key elements of care designed to tackle perinatal deaths, and that training in CTG interpretation should be annual.
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.
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.