Should we offer women a CTG when they present in labour? The answer is a clear NO. #CTG #EFM #EvidenceBasedCare @decdevane @valeriesmithTCD
I’m delighted to share that I’ll be the Closing Keynote Speaker at GOLD Obstetrics 2020 online conference! My webinar “Why is it so Hard to Align Clinical Practice with the Evidence About Cardiotocography Monitoring?” is a free event so come join me live on November 23! GOLD Obstetrics runs from November 9 (today!) to January 4, and includes 10.5+ hours of accredited education. The accessible online format makes it easy to keep current on research and […]
I played with a number of analytical techniques when conducting my data analysis. One interesting approach I experimented with was the use of what are known as I poems. (I became aware of them when reading a chapter by Reid, 2017). To construct an I poem you select phrases in the data that start with “I”, collect them together and explore what they say about what people are doing. While […]
The design of the very first RCT about CTG monitoring is interesting, and it raised a question which we really haven’t ever answered fully. Does the use of CTGs create the very problem they are meant to prevent?
@melaniethemidwife (aka Melanie Jackson) has put together a fabulous summary of our recent research paper. Thanks Melanie – you have captured it really well! Small, K. A., Sidebotham, M., Fenwick, J., & Gamble, J. (2020, Sept). Intrapartum cardiotocograph monitoring and perinatal outcomes for women at risk: Literature review. Women and Birth, 33(5), 411-418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.10.002