Description

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 SpecialistsAll Trainees and consultants in obstetrics and gynaecologyLawyers involved in obstetric medico-legal casesMidwivesHealthcare professionals who provide care to pregnant mothers in labourAfter completing this course, you will be able toUnderstand physiology behind normal fetal heart rate controlUnderstand the pathophysiology behind the features observed on the cardiotocograph (CTG) traceRecognise features of various types of intrapartum fetal hypoxiaAppreciate the role of oxytocin, meconium and temperature on fetal wellbeing in labourUnderstand the principles behind managing a prolonged decelerationDetermine 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 monitoringProvides essential CTG knowledge required for MRCOG examination as well as serves as an update for obstetricians of all gradesClaim a maximum of 7 CPD credits for full attendance at this meetingCourse OrganisersMr Edwin Chandraharan MRCOG, LondonDr Leonie Penna FRCOG, LondonHonorary Director of ConferencesMr Phil Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, BirminghamHonorary Deputy Director of ConferencesMr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury