Electronic Fetal Monitoring


eFM: Fetal Heart Monitoring
Online medical course in Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Online medical course for training obstetricians and midwives in all aspects of intrapartum electronic 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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Multiprofessional and multidisciplinary management sits at the heart of maternity care. eFM is the perfect example of a multiprofessional training package developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts in the field of maternity and perinatal care. eFM is an essential training tool for clinicians to help them hone their CTG interpretation skills and, hence, reduce complications related to CTG misinterpretation and unduly delayed intervention.

Professor Khaled Ismail, Honorary Director of eLearning, RCOG

eFM is an additional resource to help supplement doctors’ knowledge about the use of electronic fetal monitoring in obstetric care. These CTG machines have an important role in risk management and have helped to improve maternal and fetal outcomes. It is therefore essential that maternity professionals know how to interpret CTG readings so that timely care can be offered. I would encourage all my labour ward colleagues to complete eFM.

Dr David Richmond President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

eFM is a fabulous resource for midwives, student midwives and doctors. It provides a great platform and demonstrates the benefits of professionals learning from the same resources to enable a shared understanding of the issues around fetal monitoring.

Professor Lesley Page, President, Royal College of Midwives


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.

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Key Features

Teaches and assesses learners in all aspects of intrapartum electronic metal monitoring :: Equips learners to interpret CTGs correctly, thereby minimising medical and legal risks :: Uses sophisticated interactive simulator containing case studies with real traces


obstetricians, Medical students, midwives, doctors, nurses, assistants, health care workers and other clinicians




12 months full access to complete the course