AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course 5/15/24
This comprehensive online & instructor-led course is presented to approximately 15,000 clinicians a year and may be used as a competency assessment to validate the knowledge and skills of perinatal clinicians who utilize fetal monitoring and includes a post-test to assess learner knowledge.
Skills taught and knowledge assessed include: Maternal and fetal physiology, interpretation of fetal and uterine monitor tracings, evaluation of auscultated fetal heart sounds, Leopold's Maneuvers, placement of fetal spiral electrodes and intrauterine pressure catheters, evaluation of and strategies for enhancing communication.
Intended Audience: This course is designed for clinicians who completed a basic or foundations fetal heart monitoring course and who utilize fetal heart monitoring in the intrapartum setting. Participants are expected to already possess basic knowledge and related skills in the following areas:
- Maternal physiologic changes of pregnancy
- Fetal growth and development
- Methods of fetal monitoring
- Preparation of patient for set-up and initiation of external or internal fetal monitoring components
- Obtaining and maintaining tracings that document fetal heart rate and uterine contractions Interpretation of uterine contraction frequency, duration, and baseline resting tone.
- Identification of the baseline fetal heart rate, variability and deviations. Indicated clinical interventions
- Communication and documentation strategies
Contact Hours: (REVISED 2022) 11.25 Contact Hours (Pharmacology is 0.5 hours of the 11.25). Successful completion of the online test & feedback form is required for participants to receive CNE/CME certificates; the test is only available after participant has attended the in-person course
AWHONN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
AWHONN also holds a California BRN number California CNE provider #CEP580
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an activity.
Please wear your name badge & a mask. Casual dress is acceptable.
Place: UnityPoint Health – Meriter Hospital, 202 S. Park Street Madison, WI 53715.
Meriter employees must park in their assigned area
Non-Meriter employees may park in the hospital ramp level 5 or above (entrance on S. Brooks St.). You will receive a parking validation at class.
Questions or need to cancel/reschedule? Please contact the Pregnancy & Newborn Care office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who cancel fewer than 7 days prior to class or fail to attend at all, may not be eligible for a refund or for credit on a future training date. If the course needs to be canceled for any reason, you will be notified by 6:00 AM by email. Please be sure to check your email the morning of class.
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