Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring

AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring

About AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring

AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring is the first instructor-led course in the FHM learning pathway. Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring is a 2-day class consisting of didactic content, plus hands-on skills stations. Most noteworthy, Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring facilitates difficult concepts by presenting content in a standardized format. Additionally, this course serves as an educational assessment to validate the knowledge and skills of experienced perinatal clinicians. Finally, participants who successfully complete the skills stations, including the integration test, receive a statement of Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course Knowledge Validation by AWHONN. To summarize, the skills stations covered offer demonstration, practice, as well as testing of the following:

  • First of all, maternal and fetal physiology will be reviewed
  • Subsequently, students will learn how to effectively evaluate auscultated fetal heart sounds
  • In addition, learners will have the opportunity to practice how to perform Leopold’s maneuvers
  • Hands-on practice will also include the placement of intrauterine pressure catheters and fetal spiral electrodes
  • Further, students will have the opportunity to interpret fetal and uterine monitor tracings
  • Moreover, identification of indicated clinical interventions will be discussed
  • Last but not least, strategies for enhancing communication, not to mention, methods for documentation will also be discussed

Class information

Course Fee: $225.00

Student Pack $120.00

The 6th Edition AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring Student Pack is Required, therefore. please purchase your materials prior to the class directly from Kendall Hunt, via

Duration: 2 Days - 8 Hours each day

18 Contact Education Hours awarded by AWHONN after class examination.

Important Information

Expected Level of Learner

Above all, AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring is only for those who currently utilize fetal heart monitoring in the intrapartum setting. However, students who complete an entry-level course may be considered, but due to the difficult content of this course we will have to review your current experience to determine placement.

Supporting Resources (Optional)

Finally, the text “Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles & Practices” is the primary reference for course preparation.

Schedule Your Class

Costa Mesa Office

Call to Schedule at (714) 979-4022

Orange County Online Schedule

San Diego Office

Call to Schedule at (858) 748-3300

San Diego Online Schedule

Recommended Experience

Most importantly, the Intermediate course is for clinicians who have completed a Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring class, or those who utilize FHM in the intrapartum setting. Likewise, Clinicians only experienced in antenatal patient care, or limited intrapartum care may require additional didactic and/or clinical experience to gain the required knowledge base. In contrast, experienced obstetrical providers may consider AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring. Lastly, Nurses, including Physicians who attend this course may receive continuing education credits for full participation by AWHONN.

AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring Class