Care of Women

This micro skills course looks at the importance of keeping women at the centre of intrapartum care decisions and activities, and of maternal choice in the context of fetal monitoring.

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 practices which place the woman at the centre of intrapartum care in a range of settings and circumstances;
  2. Describe ways of optimising communication with women and partners in relation to the use of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) in labour, including in emergency situations, and other circumstances where communication is impaired;
  3. Explain physiological and behavioural factors relating to the woman or to staff that may affect the interpretation of fetal monitoring (intermittent or continuous);
  4. List the technical procedures that should be undertaken to ensure fetal monitoring is correctly interpreted (such as checking the maternal pulse, and ensuring the equipment is properly set up);
  5. Describe the importance of annotation and documentation in relation to fetal monitoring, including issues of maternal choice

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.