This course is designed for perinatal nurse who previously completed a basic fetal monitoring course and or 6 months of clinical training in the labor and delivery setting. (It may be used to support preparation for certification examinations).
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity. AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP580
AWHONN Course Fees
AWHONN Course fees are dependent upon the location, a private program at your facility or registering for an upcoming course.
Assess EFM tracings utilizing NICHD terminology
Interpret EFM tracings, analyze uterine activity, and discuss contractions’ impact on fetal oxygenation
Describe clinical interventions and the related maternal-fetal physiology
Effectively communicate patient data through verbal and documentation methods
Describe roles and responsibilities of health care providers when using FHM in intrapartum care
Preparing for Your Course
The textbook Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles & Practices 5th edition is the primary reference for course preparation. The book is a value resource even after the program for you and your colleagues. The book includes information about:
Physiologic basis for fetal and uterine monitoring
Interpretation of fetal heart and uterine patterns
Physiologic interventions for fetal tracing characteristics and patterns
Assessment of fetal oxygenation and acid-base status