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Antenatal Computerised Fetal Heart Monitoring (RCOG)
Fetal heart rate assessment is routinely used in the antenatal assessment of pregnant women. Visual analysis of antenatal cardiotocography (CTG) is common practice. Both the Cochrane Review and Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle (Version 2) recommend the use of computerised CTG in preference to the visual analysis of the CTG.Computerised analysis of fetal heart rate tracing has several advantages. Numerous publications have shown that computerised analysis is highly repeatable, objective and reduces the monitoring time.
The training in computerised antenatal CTG is expected to directly reduce perinatal mortality and its use is expected to reduce monitoring duration. In addition, the usage of an objective method of analysis of FHR tracing is likely to reduce litigation costs for healthcare trusts. Computerised analysis is likely to reduce inappropriate intervention by staff not adequately trained in the visual analysis of CTG.
The objective of this course is to provide training for the performance, interpretation and application of computerised antenatal CTG for various indications in clinical practice. Delegates will have an opportunity to learn from world-leading experts covering both the essential and comprehensive knowledge of the use of cCTGs.