Whose fault is it when we can’t agree on the CTG? #EFM #CTG #CTGInterpretation #CentralFetalMonitoring
CTG monitoring is in use during a woman’s labour. The fetal heart rate pattern is now abnormal. As her maternity professional, you know that the positive predictive value of the CTG is low, and want to avoid caesarean section unless it is going to improve the fetal outcome. And you don’t want to misidentify when caesarean section is a great idea and as a result have an avoidable poor outcome […]
What happens when you introduce a central fetal monitoring system into a maternity service who are struggling to provide adequate staffing to maintain safety?
We expect that evidence based guidelines are written by people who can critically review and use evidence. Sometimes that’s not what happens though. Here’s an example….
How are we doing when it comes to talking to women about fetal monitoring options and respecting their decisions? #InformedChoice #SharedDecisionMaking #MidwiferyContinuityOfCare #RespectfulMaternityCare