Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) is part of the toolkit used by midwives and obstetricians working together during a woman’s pregnancy and labour to monitor the fetal heart rate and check for signs of compromise
The results of EFM are often difficult to interpret and should not be used alone to make clinical decisions; EFM is an aid to understanding how well a baby is at a particular moment in time.
There are a number of resources available to RCM Members to help midwives maintain their skills in fetal monitoring.
Electronic Fetal Monitoring
The eLfH eFM package is freely available to all midwives working in the NHS as well as student midwives in training through the university.
For RCM midwives who are working outside of the NHS, there is a 70% discount to access the modules, which means it's available for £30 for members.
RCM/RCOG consensus statement on Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM)
For guidance and standards relating to Electronic Fetal Monitoring, please refer to the RCM/RCOG Consensus Statement.