New Technologies in Fetal Heart Monitoring: Developing Strategies for Proper Interpretations of Readings

June 26, 2019 1:15pm

Emily Hamilton, MD CM
SVP, Clinical Research
PeriGen (Cary, NC)
Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University (Westmount, QC)

Bruce Keplinger

Norris Keplinger Hicks & Welder, LLC (Overland Park, KS)

Matthew Sappern
PeriGen (Cary, NC)

Christian D. Searcy
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley (West Palm Beach, FL)

  • Examining recent technological developments in fetal heart monitoring
    • Evaluating the availability and use of these new technologies
  • Safeguarding against incorrect readings and medical staff responses
  • Identifying the types of tracings that should be seen to have a strong case that a baby should have been delivered earlier
    • When is there sufficient indication to make a call that something else is happening that needs to be addressed?
  • Addressing claims involving insufficient training of nurses in reading and handling monitoring strips
    • Examining disputes between doctors and nurses when a strip is misread
  • Exploring preexisting injuries
    • Addressing defense strategies for matters associated with neuro damage which developed before labor
  • Assessing the impact of the current technologies implemented in delivery rooms across the country
    • How reliable is the current technology being used?
    • Discussing the use of technology and raising the standard of care
  • Examining emerging technologies that can assist with evaluations and interpretations of fetal heart rate patterns