What happens when you introduce a central fetal monitoring system into a maternity service who are struggling to provide adequate staffing to maintain safety?
Perinatal brain injury
There is increasing recognition that CTG monitoring hasn’t delivered on its promise to accurately identify the fetus who would benefit from early birth, and therefore has failed to improve perinatal outcomes. This has opened a space for researchers to begin to investigate novel approaches that might prove to be a better tool than the CTG. One of these novel technologies is photo-acoustic assessment. Kang and colleagues from Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, […]
The history of maternity care is littered with stories of half-baked science that becomes embedded in practice and only too late is discovered to be ineffective and challenging to step away from.