Last week’s presentation on EFM Assessment Agreement packed a lot into 30-minutes. Emily Hamilton, PeriGen’s SVP of Clinical Research reviewed the research related to low levels of agreement among even expert clinicians on core EFM feature assessments.
Emily then reviewed how modern technology has adapted to the problem of standardizing EFM analysis, making it easier for clinicians to see concerning trends and response to clinical interventions.
It’s been a short three months since PeriCALM® went live at Ochsner Baptist, but Melanie Williams, Director of Labor & Delivery is already seeing a positive impact.
“We’ve had 17 new nurses start since January 1st and PeriCALM Patterns is our saving grace,” says Melanie.
Like many obstetric units, Ochsner Baptist is seeing many of their more experienced clinicians retire and bringing on board less experienced nurses. PeriCALM Patterns provides her team with a “safety net” for tracing assessment that, in conjunction with mentoring, reinforces their EFM skills in real-time, at a glance.
About Ochsner Baptist
Located in New Orleans, LA, Ochsner Baptist is home to a state-of-the-art Women’s Pavilion that makes it easier for women of all ages to connect to the expert they need. The site offers both standard and specialized obstetric and gynecological care that includes robotic surgery and high-risk maternal-fetal specialists. The labor & delivery unit includes private perinatal and postpartum rooms, alternative birthing options such as water births and spa services.
About PeriCALM® Patterns™
Using NICHD guidelines, PeriGen’s patented pattern-recognition tool helps clinicians distinguish important labor trends. While providing simultaneous, real-time viewing of FHR and contraction details, it also includes a four-hour view of the strip for trend analysis and visual cues that enable intuitive assessment of labor. In addition, Patterns calculates and presents FHR patterns and contraction measures such as Montevideo units.