TEMP Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance (Chapter E)

Learning Objectives

1. Summarize fetal monitoring techniques.

2. Explain the concepts of structured intermittent auscultation (SIA) and continuous electronic fetal monitoring (CEFM).

3. Apply to CEFM the National Institute Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) terminology (NICHD 1997, revised 2008).

4. Develop an overall assessment and management plan for CEFM and SIA, especially for category II tracings, using the mnemonic DR C BRAVADO and published algorithms.

5. Discuss future research in fetal monitoring.

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Wael Mourad, MD, AAFP Continuing Medical Education Division, Medical Director

Total possible CME credit: 9 Prescribed credits

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