Electronic Fetal Monitoring

eFM: Fetal Heart Monitoring

Electronic Fetal Monitoring (eFM) online medical course trains obstetricians and midwives in all aspects of intrapartum electronic fetal heart monitoring. It equips users with the knowledge and skills to interpret cardiotocographs (CTGs) correctly, thus minimising medical and legal risks. It is a valuable resource for trainees and qualified staff wishing to refresh their skills. The programme has been developed in the UK by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The Royal College of Midwives and Health Education England.

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Electronic Fetal Monitoring - An e-Learning Tool for Midwives and Obstetricians

Electronic Fetal Monitoring (eFM) covers all aspects of intrapartum fetal monitoring. It equips midwives and obstetricians with the knowledge and skills to interpret cardiotocographs (CTGs) correctly. CTG training for midwives and obstetricians The high-quality knowledge sessions cover wide-ranging themes, including fetal heart rate issues, fetal hypoxia, normal and abnormal traces, multiple pregnancies and breech births. You can test your knowledge and skills by analysing CTG traces using interactive exercises. The outcome is provided at the end of each session, giving you feedback on your performance. You can also access an extensive e-library, with UK clinical guidelines and relevant articles from international journals.

Course Content

This programme is organised into four learning paths:
  • Level 1 – Pathophysiology; Normal Fetal Heart Rate Pattern
  • Level 2 – Risk Factors for Fetal Hypoxia
  • Level 3 – Pathophysiology; Complex Fetal Heart Rate Pattern
  • Level 4 – Complex Pregnancies
For each level, you can complete a series of interactive knowledge sessions and a dedicated assessment. You must achieve a pass score of 80% for each assessment to unlock the next level's assessment sessions. Real-life case studies This programme includes case studies with CTG traces from real labours. So, you can practise your interpretation skills in the safety of a virtual ward Easy online access You can access eFM online so you can study at home, in work or even on the move. This quality-assured programme, which has won a UK e-learning award for innovation, is now setting the standard for the training of midwives and obstetricians worldwide. For institutional purchase or bulk licences of our online medical courses, please contact us

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