Electronic Fetal Monitor E-learning Course

eFM is a fabulous resource for midwives, student midwives and doctors. 

Professor Lesley Page
Past President, Royal College of Midwives, UK

eFM | A fetal monitoring course

Electronic Fetal Monitoring healthcare e-learning course
  • Comprehensive training in electronic fetal monitoring for practitioners globally
  • Highly interactive content, including real fetal heart traces and clinical cases
  • Learn how to interpret cardiotocographs (CTGs) on a virtual ward

Improve your FHM interpretation skills

eFM covers all aspects of intrapartum fetal monitoring. It equips midwives and obstetricians with the knowledge and skills to interpret cardiotocographs (CTGs) correctly. The content is relevant to practitioners anywhere in the world.

CTG training for midwives and obstetricians across the world

The high-quality knowledge sessions cover wide-ranging themes, including fetal heart rate issues, fetal hypoxia, normal and abnormal traces, multiple pregnancies and breech births. You can test your knowledge and skills by analysing CTG traces using interactive exercises. The outcome is provided at the end of each session, giving you feedback on your performance.

You can also access an extensive e-library, with UK clinical guidelines and relevant articles from international journals.

This fetal monitoring training has been developed in the UK by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Easy online access

You can access eFM online so you can study at home, in work or even on the move. This quality-assured programme, which has won a UK e-learning award for innovation, is now setting the standard for the training of midwives and obstetricians worldwide.

Course Content

This programme is organised into four learning paths:

  • Level 1 – Pathophysiology; Normal Fetal Heart Rate Pattern
  • Level 2 – Risk Factors for Fetal Hypoxia
  • Level 3 – Pathophysiology; Complex Fetal Heart Rate Pattern
  • Level 4 – Complex Pregnancies

For each level, you can complete a series of interactive knowledge sessions and a dedicated assessment.

You must achieve a pass score of 80% for each assessment to unlock the next level's assessment sessions.

Real-life case studies

This programme includes case studies with CTG traces from real labours. So, you can practise your interpretation skills in the safety of a virtual ward.

Course content

Free trial sessions



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Access to the full programmeCost
Single-user access for 12 months £100*

*excluding VAT where applicable

To purchase a licence, please click on the Buy Now button below.

Multiple or multi-year licences are available. You can also pay by monthly subscription. Please contact us for details.

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Access for NHS staff

If you work for the NHS and have an NHS email address, please register for the programme via: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Register