Additional Tests

This micro skills course describes the value and role of additional intrapartum tests including fetal blood sampling, fetal ECG, pulse oximetry, and fetal stimulation testing.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Describe the role and practise of FBS for both pH and lactate;
  2. Appraise the evidence for the use of fetal ECG especially ST evaluation;
  3. Explain the role of pulse oximetry and additional intrapartum tests;
  4. Describe the role of fetal stimulation tests

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.