The AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring course is a 1-day class led by experienced perinatal clinicians.
In particular, this course expands on the knowledge and principles presented during the Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring course; with the addition of more complex concepts. To emphasize, this course uses a case study approach focusing on the analysis of complicated FHM patterns. Not to mention, characteristics with related case information. Upon completion of this course an optional online test is provided with the purchase of the student materials. (Please refer to your institution regarding the completion of the post-test). In summary, the course components include:
- Complex case studies, including, recommended interventions
- Further, advanced maternal and fetal physiology related to complex fetal heart tracings
- Even more, instrumentation
- Risks management principles
- Last but not least, verbal and written communication skills.
Most importantly, the Advanced Course is for perinatal clinicians with at least one year of intrapartum clinical experience.
Above all, individuals should assess their own eligibility to participate in this course. We recommend that the student seek council and guidance from the instructor. However, the Instructor may deny the participant attendance if he or she determines that the participant does not have the requisite appropriate level of knowledge and skills. Moreover, attending the Intermediate Fetal Monitoring class is not a mandatory prerequisite to Advanced Fetal Monitoring. Nevertheless, the AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring educational pathway recommends the progression from the intermediate to Advanced course.