Total Electronic Fetal Strip Monitoring Immersion Seminar Agenda

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Total Electronic Fetal Strip Monitoring Immersion Seminar Agenda 

Program Information


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Thursday, June 26

Registration (Continental Breakfast Available)
8:00 – 9:00 am

Morning Session
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

EFM Overview
• Baseline
   - Tachycardia
   - Bradycardia
   - Wandering & Overshoots
   - Causes
• Variability 
   - Absent
  - Minimal
   - Moderate
   - Marked
   - Saltatory
   - Sinusoidal
   - Causes
• Decelerations 
   - Early
   - Variable
   - Late
   - Prolonged
   - Causes
• Accelerations
• Maternal or Fetal Heart Rate
• Uterine Contraction Patterns
  - Coupling
   - Tripling
   - Hyperstimulation
   - Tachysystole

Lunch (on your own)
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session
1:30 – 5:00 pm

Meaningful and Timely Management of FHR Patterns
• Patterns Suggestive of a Previously Compromised or Injured Fetus
• Category I Patterns that Convert to Category II
• Category I Patterns that Convert to Category III
• Category II Patterns with Moderate and/or Minimal Variability
• Category II Patterns that Convert to Category III
• Tachycardia with Recurrent Decels and/or Minimal Variability

Mode of Delivery
• Vaginal v. Cesarean Section
• Timing of Cesarean Section:  30 Minutes?
• Non-Operative Vaginal Delivery
• Other Interventions

Induction and Augmentation
• Misoprostol (Cytotec)
• Oxytocin (Pitocin)
• Indications and Contra-Indications

Antepartum Testing
• Nonstress Test
• Biophysical Profile
• Contraction Stress Test

Networking Reception
5:00 – 6:30 pm

Friday, June 27

Morning Session (Continental Breakfast Available)
8:00 am – 12:30 pm

ACOG 2014 Litigation Criteria Set Forth in Neonatal Encephalopathy and Neurologic Outcome
• Neonatal Signs Consistent with an Acute Peripartum or Intrapartum Event
   - Apgar Scores
   - Umbilical Cord Blood
   - Neuroimaging
   - Multisystem Organ Failure

• Type and Timing of Contributing Factors that are Consistent with an Acute Peripartum or
   Intrapartum Event
   - Sentinel Hypoxic or Ischemic Events
   - Fetal Heart Rate Patterns
   - Brain Injury Patterns
   - Other Proximal or Distal Factors
      • Abnormal Fetal Growth
      •  Maternal Infection
      •  Fetomaternal Hemorrhage
      •  Neonatal Sepsis
      •  Chronic Placental Lesions

Lunch (on your own)
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Afternoon Session
1:30 – 5:00 pm

Putting it All Together:  Sample Cases
• Fetal Heart Rate Patterns
• Uterine Activity
• Clinical Conditions
• Progress of Labor

Major Defense Attacks on EFM
• Not Predictive of Cerebral Palsy
• Not Protective Against Asphyxia
• 99% False Positive
• Inter- and Intra-Observer Variability

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