The History of and Rationale for Electronic Fetal Monitoring

This micro skills course describes the history of and rationale for fetal heart rate 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?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe the history and development of fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring as a screening test for intrapartum fetal hypoxia
  3. Identify the contribution of intrapartum fetal hypoxia to fetal and neonatal problems
  4. Describe the physiological control of the FHR
  5. Describe the different models of fetal hypoxic injury and how Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) works as a screening test for intrapartum (IP) fetal hypoxia

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.
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