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About the CTG Tutor 
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Poor standards and training of fetal monitoring during labour are a major cause of avoidable perinatal deaths. The issue has been highlighted repeatedly by reports of the Confidential Enquiry into Stillbirths and Deaths in Infancy (CESDI). Many obstetricians and midwives state they have commenced working on labour wards without formal CTG training.

To address these problems, we are making our CTG Tutor available as a free download. This is computer aided learning (CAL) software designed for obstetricians, midwives and students, and teaches the interpretation of the intrapartum CTG. The software includes a description of the basic CTG features, details of 10 clinical cases and interactive question and feedback on management options. It uses published guidelines and recommendations (FIGO, RCOG) and has been peer reviewed. The program concentrates on common clinical scenarios and applies the principle that the intrapartum CTG is a screening tool, with a clear and well defined role which makes its interpretation straighforward. The software was written in Authorware (1997), with the help of the Nottingham University CAL group.

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Disclaimer: This package should be applied in the context of local and national guidelines. The authors cannot accept responsability for any clinical diagnoses or decisions made on the basis of this software.



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