EFM Case Study #3: Standard Terms and Guidelines (1 hour Monograph)
Best suited for: Obstetricians, family Obstetricians and family practice physicians. Midwives, obstetric nurse practitioners, residents and other interested healthcare practitioners skilled in EFM or EFM stakeholders are also welcome to participate
Original Release Date: September 8, 2015
Review Date: January 8, 2018
Expiration Date: September 8, 2018
Description: Over 90% of obstetric-related malpractice involves EFM negligence. EFM-related malpractice claims decrease in facilities that adopt, implement, and consistently use standardized EFM terms and guidelines. Universal adoption of standardized nomenclature by every practitioner skilled in EFM is a national goal. Use of the 2008 NICHD terms, guidelines and 3-Tier FHR Interpretation system, and 2010 ACOG Intrapartum management algorithms improves transparency among hospitals, health systems, and individual practitioners. Application of these concepts is presented in a case study format. Recommendations on how to create a EFM Standardization plan in your facility or office practice are included.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to:
1) List 2 risk management and patient safety reasons to utilize standardized NICHD EFM terms
and guidelines in clinical practice.
2) Apply the 2008 NICHD Terms & guidelines, 3-Tier FHR Interpretation System, and ACOG
intrapartum management algorithms into an EFM case study.
3) Modify or develop EFM policies, procedures, protocols that include standardized NICHD
terms and guidelines at your facility or office practice.
Learning Assessment: There will be a posttest for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.
Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour
Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit.
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Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, read the entire monograph online, download to a printer and read, or download and save to your computer. Complete the evaluation and posttest and print your certificate online.
CME Credit: 1.0
State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
Florida – This activity includes content on avoiding medical error
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility
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Disclosure: The author, expert reviewer and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
About the Authors: Carol A. Curran RNC, MS, OGNP - Read Bio & Dr. Kenneth Brown - Read Bio
Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management
Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist
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Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2015
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