Interpretation and Management of Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Strips: Analyzing Recent Trends, AI Advancement, and Defining and Avoiding Liability

November 18, 2021 4:15pm

Jesse M. Reiter, J.D.
Owner and Managing Partner
Reiter & Walsh, P.C. (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

Michael G. Ross, MD MPH
Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Public Health
UCLA School of Medicine (Los Angeles, CA)

Timothy H. Bendin
Partner
Bendin, Sumrall & Ladner, LLC (Atlanta, GA)

  • Analyzing recent guideline changes of fetal heart rate tracing
  • Understanding and managing the categories of fetal heart tracing
  • Examining techniques for how a doctor can determine when a fetal heart monitoring strip has deteriorated to such an extent that medical intervention is necessary
  • Determining the amount of time that an obstetrician should be monitoring the strip for a low risk versus a high-risk patient
  • Interpreting contraction patterns and their impact on fetal heart rate
  • Understanding advances in AI tech in reviewing fetal heart strips, and picking our deviations which may go beyond what the doctor immediately sees
    • How it can flag fetal distress
    • Should there be more AI in the labor and delivery process?