Enhancing knowledge of fetal monitoring interpretation and response

After the last RPC learning session in March 2020 focused on improving knowledge around fetal monitoring, several teams moved to implement different approaches to reviewing monitoring strips with staff and providers. A few teams have begun to review sample fetal monitoring strips at staff meetings while other teams are reviewing strips at shift huddles.  The strip review, followed by a brief discussion of the interpretation and interventions to follow, works to ensure that all staff are utilizing appropriate terminology and provides for sharing of ideas about effective ways to respond. Additionally. discussions around appropriate documentation of interventions, both of content and location in the EMR, are important in capturing care provided.