December 11, 2013 08:35 ET

REMINDER: PeriGen Webinar Presents Challenges With Category II Fetal Heart Rate Patterns


PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) -  PeriGen, Inc.

Obstetrics (OB) physician expert Thomas Garite, M.D., editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG), director of research and education for Obstetrics at Pediatrix Medical Group, and chief clinical officer of PeriGen, will present a free webinar titled "Problems with Category II Fetal Heart Rate Patterns."

The webcast is part of PeriGen's inaugural "Excellence in Perinatal Care Webinar Series" created to explore methods to optimize labor and delivery (L&D) care excellence for mothers and infants.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) defined terminology and assessment of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) in three categories have improved standardization in communication, but may have created a problem with management of the majority of patterns. The question is: Can we do better?

Dr. Garite discusses the shortcomings of Category II EFM and the latest viewpoints on a new management algorithm. Obstetric physicians and nurses, educators, nurse managers, chief nursing officers, patient safety advocates, risk managers and other L&D care stakeholders are invited to register.

Attendees will learn:

  • Limitations of the NICHD Fetal Heart Rate Pattern Classification system
  • Identified areas where Category II patterns are not helpful in patient management
  • An alternative management scheme for Category II fetal heart rate patterns

Thomas Garite, M.D., chief clinical officer of PeriGen -- OB and maternal fetal medicine physician consultant, AJOG editor, research program director, and foundation chair. 

Post-event interviews can be arranged.  

Noon to 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

To register for the complimentary webinar, click here.

PeriGen, Inc. is an innovative provider of fetal surveillance systems employing patented, pattern-recognition and obstetrics technologies that empower perinatal clinicians to make confident, real-time decisions about the mothers and babies in their care. PeriGen's customer-centric team of clinicians and technologists builds the most advanced systems available to augment obstetric decision-making and improve communications among the clinical team at the point of care, while supporting data flow between healthcare IT systems.

Contact Information

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    Angela Jenkins
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    PeriGen Contact:
    Suzanne Trajkoski
    Marketing Director
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