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Intrapartum cardiotocograph interpretation by midwives and trainee obstetricians using a modified definition of a fetal heart rate deceleration.
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PMID:  20925607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to assess cardiotocograph (CTG) interpretation by midwives and trainee obstetricians using the standard and a modified definition of fetal heart rate deceleration compared with consultant interpretation as the Gold Standard. A randomised survey using the online tool at: between 4 January and 24 April 2009, was conducted at a tertiary obstetric unit, UK. A total of 104 (∼54%) health professionals responded, providing 1,118 responses with respect to the presence of decelerations on 13 anonymised CTGs. Five obstetric consultants (62.5%) provided expert opinion. Midwives and trainee obstetricians were more likely to concur with Consultant opinion when using the modified definition of fetal heart rate deceleration compared with the standard definition. Larger scale studies may be needed to further evaluate the usefulness of the modified definition.
A Gebeh; A Yulia; P Ayuk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-07     Completed Date:  2011-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  671-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Directorate of Women's Services, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Distress / diagnosis*
Great Britain
Health Care Surveys
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Heart Rate, Fetal
Midwifery / education*,  standards*
Obstetrics / education*,  standards*
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