iPhone Application EFM Guide for intrapartum care of pregnant laboring patients was designed and developed collaboratively between Joshua Steinberg at Wilson Family Practice Residency, Tekoa King at UCSF, and the Computer Science Dept. at Binghamton University.
EFM Guide puts at your fingertips the approach, nomenclature, and management recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines on electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) from 2008, 2009, and 2010. Each EFM finding and tracing is defined and explained with pictures. Management responses for findings and category interpretations are presented. And the systematic approach to EFM evaluation is reviewed. This app is written and intended for resident & student physician trainees, for nursing and midwifery trainees, and for practicing clinicians. It answers questions such as the following:
This guide tries to faithfully present ACOG's material for quick effective reference and review, it does not present the judgment of the app's authors. As educators and clinicians, we are interested in feedback and we would be grateful for guidance on improving the tool.
Please contact Dr. Joshua Steinberg via email with your comments, questions and suggestions.