This comprehensive 2-day instructor-led course is critical for enhancing and validating nurses’ and physicians’ ability to interpret and respond to fetal heart monitoring tracings. The Intermediate Course focuses on applying essential fetal heart rate monitoring theory and skills in intrapartum nursing practice.
The Intermediate Course is designed for participants with a minimum of six to twelve months experience in Labor & Delivery using electronic fetal heart monitoring technology in an intrapartum setting. This course is not an introductory course.
Class starts promptly at 8am each day. Lunch is provided. Course materials are provided.
This course assumes that the learner has completed entry-level fetal monitoring education, and is designed for clinicians who utilize fetal heart monitoring in the intrapartum setting.
Course materials are provided. The text entitled Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles & Practices is the primary reference for course preparation.
Skills taught and knowledge assessed includes:
- 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
The text entitled Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles & Practices is the primary reference for course preparation. Participants may purchase a textbook from Kendall/Hunt Publishers by calling 1-800-338-8290 or going to the website: https://awhonn.kendallhunt.com . The course ID number is required when ordering through Kendall/Hunt. The textbook is available as a hardcopy or as an E-book. Discount copies are also available through the AWHONN store with your AWHONN membership. Limited copies of this textbook are available for check-out with the Avera McKennan Labor and Delivery Clinical Nurse Educator, 605-322-4181.
Course Number 000W162809