Fundamentals of Fetal Health Surveillance

Fundamentals of Fetal Health Surveillance

Self-Learning Online Manual

Accreditation
Target Audience:

Family physicians, midwives, nurses, obstetricians and students/residents in these disciplines working or studying in Canada.

Course Format: 8-hour interactive online manual
Online: anytime, anywhere on any device

Online Module BC

Overview

Fundamentals of Fetal Health Surveillance Online Manual

This online manual is the pre-reading for the Fetal Health Surveillance course. The content is an online version of the 2009 Fundamentals of Fetal Health Surveillance: A self-learning manual produced by the Canadian Perinatal Programs Coalition and is based on the 2007 Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Fetal Health Surveillance: Antepartum & Intrapartum Consensus Guideline.

With endorsements from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women's Health Nurses and Perinatal Services BC.

How to access the eLearning course

  • STEP 1: Register
    • Complete the registration form
    • An enrolment key will be emailed to the address you provide

Now that you have your enrolment key:

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Skills Gained

By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  1. Recognize key research evidence related to fetal health surveillance in labour and supportive care in labour
  2. Describe the physiological [intrinsic/extrinsic] controls on the fetal heart rate (FHR) including the basic principles of maternal/fetal circulation physiology
  3. Recognize the characteristics of fetal behavioural states and cardiovascular responses at differing gestational ages and during labour
  4. Define and discuss the methods of identification of intrapartum fetal hypoxic acidemia
  5. Discuss fetal acid-base balance and identify factors which may adversely affect the balance and describe changes in fetal acid-base balance that results from an acidemic insult
  6. Review interpretation of blood gas results related to fetal scalp sampling, scalp lactate, and umbilical cord blood gas sampling
  7. Describe the physiological [intrinsic/extrinsic] controls on the fetal heart rate (FHR) including the basic principles of maternal/fetal circulation physiology
  8. Recognize the characteristics of fetal behavioural states and cardiovascular responses at differing gestational ages and during labour
  9. Discus the benefits, limitation and clinical situations for using FHR intermittent auscultation
  10. Explain procedure for and frequency of IA including FHR characteristics assessment
  11. Describe the appropriate interpretation of IA and the clinical management for prevention and/or correction of abnormal IA findings
  12. Identify the antenatal and intrapartum conditions associated with an increase risk for adverse fetal outcomes
  13. Define the components of systematic interpretation of the EFM tracing
  14. Describe the two EFM methods and the instrumentation used for monitoring uterine activity and FHR
  15. Identify the definitions, characteristics, etiology, physiology/pathophysiology and classification of:
    • Baseline rate and variability
    • Accelerations, early/late/variable/prolonged decelerations
    • Sinusoidal patterns
  16. Practice EFM interpretation (practice exercises)
  17. Outline pregnancy conditions and specific indications that would benefit from antepartum testing
  18. Describe the procedure, teaching, interpretation and follow-up for fetal movement counting (FMC) and the non-stress test (NST)
  19. Outline normal, atypical and abnormal parameters of the NST and classify accordingly
  20. Review other antepartum fetal health surveillance techniques available
  21. Practice NST interpretation
  22. Identify the relationship between teamwork and communication
  23. Describe appropriate documentation of IA and EFM parameters and findings
  24. Outline legal implications associated with poor communication and documentation practices and what you can do to protect yourself.

Cost

Canadians: no cost

International learners: $75

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Target Audience:

Family physicians, Midwives, Nurses and other primary care providers in Vancouver Coastal Health

Location:
Anytime, anywhere, on any device
Online Module from Vancouver  British Columbia  V5T 2M7
Canada
Target Audience:

 Family physicians working in British Columbia who have patients in the Screening Mammography Program (SMP) or may refer patients in the future.

Location:
Online: anytime, anywhere on any device
Online Module from Vancouver  British Columbia  V5Z1M9
Canada

Contact

Kate Campbell (kate.c@ubc.ca), Senior Instructional Designer

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