AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring

From the Experts of Fetal Monitoring

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Initiative. The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is the official organization that promotes guidelines for Fetal Monitoring.

Course Fee: $105.00

Contact Hours: 8 CE (awarded by AWHONN after class examination)

Student Materials:

AWHONN Advanced Student Pack 5th Edition is required. Purchase directly from AWHONN


Basic Fetal Monitoring

At least 1 year clinical experience in Labor & Delivery is required.

Re-entry Nurses, and practicing nurses seeking entry in Maternal Child Care are encouraged to attend.

NEO Orange County

NEO San Diego

Course Objectives

♥ Describe physiologic principles of maternal and fetal oxygen transfer and acid-base balance.
♥ Identify physiologic principles underlying fetal heart monitoring.
♥ Describe concepts in antenatal testing including analysis and interpretation of biophysical profiles and complex antenatal
fetal heart monitoring tracings.
♥ Relate physiologic principles to goals and interventions of antenatal testing
♥ Evaluate interventions for patients undergoing antenatal testing.
♥ Analyze fetal cardiac arrhythmia patterns and describe outcomes associated with these patterns.
♥ Analyze complex fetal heart monitoring patterns utilizing current NICHD/ACOG FHM terminology and categories.
♥ Apply perinatal risk management principles, communications techniques and documentation strategies related to complex and challenging patient care scenarios.
♥ Maximize uterine blood flow

Position change
Decrease uterine contractions (meds)
Reduce anxiety and fear
♥ Maximize umbilical circulation
Position change
♥ Maximize oxygenation
Position change
Maternal hydration
Breathing techniques
Correct or treat underlying disease