AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring Course
The Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring Course is a one-day workshop (pre-course online work also required) focusing on the application of fetal heart monitoring knowledge and skills in intrapartum nursing practice. It is designed by AWHONN for registered nurses and physicians who have completed a basic fetal monitoring course and use fetal heart monitoring technology in the intrapartum perinatal setting. It builds on the essential knowledge and skills gained through of caring for perinatal families, and at least one year of working in an intrapartum setting is recommended for successful completion.
Clinicians whose only experience is antepartum inpatient care, antepartum fetal testing, or limited intrapartum care may need additional didactic and/or clinical experience to gain the required knowledge base.
Interpret fetal heart rate monitoring using NICHD terminology within a safety culture framework of interdisciplinary teamwork.
Describe clinical interventions and related maternal-fetal physiology to optimize fetal oxygenation.
Demonstrate collaborative communication in the perinatal setting.
Demonstrate common perinatal procedures related to fetal monitoring.
Registration Fee: (DOES NOT include course materials!)
PCEO Member: $0 to register! Course materials to be purchased by the employee’s facility at least 1 month prior to the course so required online pre-course work can be completed.
Non-PCEO Member: $200.00 to register. Individuals who are not members of PCEO must purchase their own materials, register for the class, and complete the required online pre-course work before attending the class.
Requirements: Managers must approve participant’s attendance as indicated by manager signature on registration form.
ONLINE PRE-COURSE WORK is REQUIRED prior to attending the in-person class. This online work will take an estimated 3 hours and require the purchase of the AWHONN Intermediate Course Student Materials through Kendall-Hunt Publishing (https://awhonn.kendalhunt.com). Specific instructions for pre-course work are in the Student Materials.
Pre-course work MUST be completed at least 24 hours prior to the in-person class date, or the participant will NOT be allowed into the class (AWHONN RULE).
ONLINE POST-COURSE WORK is REQUIRED in the form of an online post-test and evaluation. A SCORE OF AT LEAST 80% THE ONLINE POST-TEST MUST BE ACHIEVED FOR THE CONTACT HOURS/CME TO BE GRANTED.
Faculty: AWHONN FHM Instructors
Contact Hours: 11.25 contact hours/ 11.25 CMEs
(Continuing education credit is awarded by AWHONN, ANCC, and ACCME)