Free Category II Management Online App
The Category II Management App, a free web-based app offered exclusively by PeriGen, is based on published research and designed for US usage to help support the management of patients with FHR tracings in category II (present in over 80% of labors).
Only 4-8 clicks get you the suggested outcome and the app takes seconds to use.
- Answer a few questions about the tracing and labor status
- The application processes the data through the algorithm and presents its conclusion along with the publication’s original image.
This online app (not for download) can be used as often as needed on any computer or mobile device.
(Before launching the web tool please read this important information.)
Any questions or feedback, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Message from Thomas Garite, MD
Chief Medical Officer:
“Category II fetal heart rate tracings are common and cover a wide spectrum ranging from relatively minor findings to more significant combinations that require very different clinical management. This app based on a researched algorthm represents a practical set of management guidelines for clinicians to consider as they care for women in labor. The algorithm was designed in accordance with a fundamental premise in patient safety circles – that standardization and simplification of critical care processes promote better outcomes. Please do read the full publication that describes a number of important concepts that clinicians must also include in their clinical reasoning. No simple algorithm can handle every unusual circumstances or rapid change in the tracing. We look forward to your feedback and hope it will be a useful tool for clinicians to access on their smart phones when managing patients whose tracings are in Category II.”
“We present an algorithm for the management of category II FHR patterns that reflects a synthesis of available evidence and current scientific thought. Use of this algorithm represents one way for the clinician to comply with the standard of care, and may enhance our overall ability to define the benefits of intrapartum FHR monitoring.”
Intrapartum management of category II fetal heart rate tracings: towards standardization of care. Clark SL, Nageotte MP, Garite TJ, Freeman RK, Miller DA, Simpson KR, Belfort MA, Dildy GA, Parer JT, Berkowitz RL, D’Alton M, Rouse DJ, Gilstrap LC, Vintzileos AM, van Dorsten JP, Boehm FH, Miller LA, Hankins GD. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Aug;209(2):89-97. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.04.030. Epub 2013 Apr 27