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
- Delineate the physiological & anatomical aspects of maternal-fetal circulation.
- Describe the information about fetal heart rate (FHR) and uterine activity provided by auscultation and palpation.
- Define FHR and uterine activity characteristics obtained via electronic fetal monitoring.
- Interpret electronic fetal heart rate and uterine patterns.
- Articulate risk management strategies related to fetal heart monitoring.
Note: Please use the Knowledge Check at the end of the course to help identify areas of improvement. There is a brief post-test at the end of the course.
- Maternal-Fetal Physiology
- Uterine and fetal assessment
- Electronic instrumentation
- Monitoring and interventions
- Risk Management though communication
- Knowledge Check
- Post test
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP580.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.
This program provides 2.8 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
AUTHORS AND DISCLOSURE
Carol Elaine Brown, RN, BC, MN, C-EFM
Nurse Program Development Specialist
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Disclosure: The author and nurse planner for this program reports no relevant relationships that may result in a conflict of interest. There was no commercial support for this program.
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