Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) or Cardiotocography (CTG) uses ultrasound to monitor the baby's heart rate and pressure sensors to track the mother's contractions. The resulting tracings, displayed on a screen or printout, evaluate any variations in the fetal heart rate in response to the mother's contractions. There is a need for obstetricians and care providers to be trained efficiently with the tools and techniques involved in EFM to detect fetal hypoxemia, reduce cerebral palsy and perinatal mortality.
Electronic Fetal Monitoring (eFM) is an extensive and comprehensive web-based resource developed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Royal College of Midwives in collaboration with e-Learning for Healthcare. eFM teaches and assesses learners in intrapartum fetal monitoring.
The key components that eFM offers are:
The curriculum covers all the aspects of pathophysiology, normal fetal heart rate pattern, risk factors for fetal hypoxia, complex fetal heart rate pattern, complex pregnancies, ST – analyzer: principles and physiology and case studies.
Upon completion, you will receive the certificate in Electronic Fetal Monitoring (eFM) course equipping you with the knowledge and skills required in the healthcare sector.