August 28, 2015

Introduction to Fetal Heart Monitoring (AWHONN)

This course focuses on basic issues related to fetal heart monitoring: maternal/fetal physiology, the difference between instruments, pattern recognition and interpretation. The course also discusses assessments, interventions, and communication issues.

This AWHONN course provides nursing contact hours (CE credit) only. It is not accredited for any other professional role.

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to

  1. Delineate the physiological & anatomical aspects of maternal-fetal circulation.
  2. Describe the information about fetal heart rate (FHR) and uterine activity provided by auscultation and palpation.
  3. Define FHR and uterine activity characteristics obtained via electronic fetal monitoring.
  4. Interpret electronic fetal heart rate and uterine patterns.
  5. Articulate risk management strategies related to fetal heart monitoring.

***PLEASE NOTE:***  There is a post-test at the end of the Introduction to Fetal  Heart Monitoring course and a minimum score of 80% is required to pass.  If you do not achieve this score, please contact APS Customer Support to request that the course be reset for you.  You do not need to purchase the course again.

  1. Pretest
  2. Maternal-Fetal Physiology
  3. Uterine and fetal assessment
  4. Electronic instrumentation
  5. Monitoring and interventions
  6. Risk Management though communication
  7. Post test

 

Continuing Education:

  1. Accrediting Body: American Nurses Credentialing Center
    Accredited Provider: Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
    Credit Units: 2.80 Contact Hour(s)

 

AUTHORS AND DISCLOSURE

COURSE CONTRIBUTORS

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Carol Elaine Brown, RNC, MSN Nurse Program Development Specialist Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing Washington, DC

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Donna Frye, RN, MN Perinatal Safety Initiative Clinica Director HCA Quality Department Nashville, TN

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Candace Garko, RNC, MSN Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Centura Penrose Community Hospital Colorado Springs, CO

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Darla D. Miller, RNC, MSN HCA Perinatal Consultant/Quality Specialist HCA Corporate and Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Idaho Falls, ID

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Barbara O’Brien, RN, BSN Senior Coordinator, Office of Perinatal Outreach Education University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK

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Judith H. Poole, PhD, RNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte, NC

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Anne Santa-Donato, RNC, MSN Associate Director, Childbearing and Newborn (CBN) Program Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing Washington, DC

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Gina Shay-Zapien, RN, BSN OB Educator Menorah Medical Center Overland Park, KS

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DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

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It is the policy of AWHONN that the authors disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during this presentation. The FDA has not cleared the medication Terbutaline for the use described in this program. The medication Terbutaline, therefore, is discussed for off-label use.

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