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Learning Outcomes

Our goal is to reduce the risks of adverse perinatal outcome by improving professional levels of understanding and confidence in the area of fetal surveillance.

By the end of the FSEP session, it is hoped that participants will:

  •  Appreciate the importance of fetal and utero-placental physiology in interpreting CTGs
  •  Have an improved understanding of the physiological genesis of the fetal heart rate and its patterns
  •  Have improved their ability to interpret the CTG trace (normal and abnormal), using a physiological approach
  •  Have improved their capacity to respond appropriately to potential fetal compromise
  •  Have improved their confidence in interpreting and managing antenatal and intrapartum CTGs
  •  Have improved their awareness of the resources available to assist in CTG interpretation and management
  •  Consider implementing an ongoing, multidisciplinary review of intrapartum CTGs in their health care facilities

We aim to do this by using standardised and targeted education of the highest clinical quality:

  • Our content is evidence based and focuses on the underlying fetal pathophysiology
  • We address the appropriate use and interpretation of fetal surveillance, including intermittent auscultation, continuous electronic fetal monitoring and fetal Dopplers
  • We encourage multidisciplinary audience for effective communication between clinicians
  • We incorporate the current RANZCOG Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance Clinical Guideline