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Partnership Improves OB Safety in New York State
By Kathleen Ciccone, RN, MBA; Christa R. Christakis, MPP; Andrea Mathis, MPH; and Patricia Montone Charvat

Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring During Labor
Patient Education Pamphlet

Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Nomenclature, Interpretation, and General Management Principles
ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 106

Quality Improvement Ideas
HANYS Quality Institute


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ARTICLES

A Collaborative Interdisciplinary Approach to Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Report of a Statewide Initiative
Miller, Lisa A. CNM, JD; Miller, David A. MD, Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. 2013 Apr/June; Vol 27(2):126–133.

A framework for standardized management of intrapartum fetal heart rate patterns.
Parer JT, Ikeda T, Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jul;197(1):26.e1-6.

Cognitive Errors (Can They Be Prevented?).
Hurst JW. Am J Cardiol. 101(10):1513-7; 2008.

Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring: research guidelines for interpretation.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Research Planning Workshop, Am J Obstet Gynecol. 177:1385-90; 1997.

Elevated uterine activity increases the risk of fetal acidosis at birth.
Bakker PC, Kurver PH, Kuik DJ, Van Geijn HP, Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Apr;196(4):313.e1-6.

Eliminating birth trauma at Ascension Health.
Mazza F, Kitchens J, Kerr S, Markovich A, Best M, Sparkman LP. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33(1):15-24, 2007.

Fetal acidemia and electronic fetal heart rate patterns: is there evidence of an association?
Parer JT, King T, Flanders S, Fox M, Kilpatrick SJ.  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 19(5):289-94; 2006.

Fetal Monitoring Bundle.
Howard Minkoff, MD, and Richard Berkowitz, MD.

Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Update: The Good, the Bad, and the Atypical.
Ashmead, GG. The Female Patient 36:14-22; 2011.

Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: A Standardized Approach to Management
Miller, David.  Clinical OBGYN 54(1):22-27;2011.

Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring: Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Risks.
Miller, David.  Contemporary OBYGN 55(2), 2010.

Overconfidence as a cause of diagnostic error in medicine.
Berner ES, Graber ML. Am J Med. 121(5 Suppl):S2-23; 2008.

Reducing obstetric litigation through alterations in practice patterns.
Clark SL, Belfort MA, Dildy GA, Meyers JA. Obstet Gynecol. 112(6):1279-83, 2008.

Signal ambiguity resulting in unexpected outcome with external fetal heart rate monitoring.
Neilson DR Jr, Freeman RK, Mangan S. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 198(6):717-24, 2008.

System errors in intrapartum electronic fetal monitoring: a case review.
Miller LA. J Midwifery Womens Health. 50(6):507-16; 2005.

The human factor: the critical importance of effective teamwork and communication in providing safe care.
Leonard M, Graham S, Bonacrum D. Qual Saf Health 13 (suppl 1):i85-i90, 2004.

The journal articles below require member access:

A Review of the 2008 NICHD Research Planning Workshop: Recommendations for Fetal Heart Rate Terminology and Interpretation HANKINS, GARY D.V.; MILLER, DAVID A. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology. 54(1):3-7, March 2011.

Assessment and Optimization of Uterine Activity During Labor
SIMPSON, KATHLEEN R.; MILLER, LISA. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology. 54(1):40-49, March 2011.

Clinical disagreements during labor and birth: how does real life compare to best practice?
Simpson KR, Lyndon A. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 34(1):31-9, 2009.

Fetal ECG Analysis for Intrapartum Electronic Fetal Monitoring: A Review
DEVOE, LAWRENCE D. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology. 54(1):56-65, March 2011.

High Reliability Perinatal Units: An approach to the prevention of patient injury and medical malpractice claims.
Knox G, Simpson K, Garite T. J Healthcare Risk Manag 19(2):24-32, 1999.

Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring: Liability and Documentation
MILLER, LISA.  Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology. 54(1):50-55, March 2011.

Intrauterine Resuscitation During Labor
GARITE, THOMAS J.; SIMPSON, KATHLEEN RICE. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology. 54(1):28-39, March 2011.

Labor and Fetal Heart Rate Decelerations: Relation to Fetal Metabolic Acidosis
ROSS, MICHAEL G. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology. 54(1):74-82, March 2011.

Multidisciplinary teamwork approach in labor and delivery and electronic fetal monitoring education: a medical-legal perspective. Collins DE . J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 22(2):125-32, 2008.

Nurses' views of factors that help and hinder their intrapartum care.
Sleutel M, Schultz S, Wyble K. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 36:203-11, 2007.

Patient safety and teamwork in perinatal care.
Miller LA. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 19(1):46-51, 2005.

Safety promotion and error reduction in perinatal care: Lessons from industry.
Miller LA, J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 17(2):128-138, 2003.

Standardization of Intrapartum Management and Impact on Adverse Outcomes
PETTKER, CHRISTIAN M. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology. 54(1):8-15, March 2011.

Supervision of students may protect academic physicians from cognitive bias: a study of decision making and multiple treatment alternatives in medicine. Roswarski TE, Murray MD. Med Decis Making. 26(2):154-61; 2006.

 

BOOKS

EFM
How Doctors Think
- Groopman, J;
Houghton Mifflin, Boston; 2007.

 

EFMHow We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility
of Human Reason in Everyday Life
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Gilovich, T; The Free Press, New York; 1991.

 

EMFMistakes Were Made, But Not By Me
-Tavris, C; Aronson, E; Harcourt, Orlando; 2007

 

Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring: A Multidisciplinary Approach (6th ed.) -Tucker, S.M., Miller, L.A., Miller, D.A.; Mosby, St. Louis, 2009.


EFMThe Psychology of Judgment and Decision
Making
- Plous, S; McGraw-Hill, St. Louis; 1993.

 

 

WEBSITES

AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Effective Healthcare Program: Helping you make better treatment choices. AHRQ is a division of the US Dept of Health and Human Services

AWHONNFHMAWHONN - Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Promoting the Health of Women and Newborns

HANYSHealthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) - HANYS is an association that provides leadership, representation, and service to health providers and systems across the entire continuum of care.

NCCNational Certification Corporation (NCC)
NCC provides a national credentialing program for nurses, physicians and other licensed health care personnel.

DOHNew York State Department of Health
Information for a healthy New York. Includes links to the state’s electronic fetal monitoring data and patient safety topics.

Perinatal Quality FoundationPerinatal Quality Foundation: Fetal Monitoring Credentialing
 
 

PRMESPerinatal Risk Management and Education Services (PRMES)
"Risk reduction through education.” Includes links to Miller’s ReadRight EFM ruler and Miller’s ReadRight differential cards. EFM Logo

 

 

 

 

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