AWHONN Intermediate 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.

This is a 2-day course. This course includes testing of FHS auscultation, performing Leopold’s Maneuvers, placements of an intrauterine pressure catheter and fetal spiral electrode, tracing interpretation, identification of indicated clinical interventions, communication and documentation

If this is your first time taking AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring, it is strongly recommended that you purchase the 5th Edition Principles and Practices of Fetal Monitoring in addition to the required Student Materials.


Class Fee: $225
Contact Hours: 18 CE (awarded by AWHONN after class examination)
Required Student Materials: AWHONN Intermediate Student Materials (6th Ed). Purchase directly from AWHONN

Another textbook that is highly recommended is AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practice Textbook, 5th edition. This textbook is a general resource. It is not meant to substitute the Student Pack.


Basic Fetal Monitoring or Introductory Fetal Heart Monitoring Course

Currently use FHM technology in their perinatal settings

Nurses, and students/graduates of Nursing are encouraged to attend.

Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring is an excellent course to give you more in-depth understanding to guide the gravid patient through the birth of her child.


NEO Orange County

NEO San Diego


At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
♥ Analyze fetal heart rate pattern, uterine activity, and the implications of each to ensure fetal well-being.
♥ Discuss indicated clinical interventions and related maternal fetal physiology.
♥ Effectively communicate verbal and written data about patient status.
♥ Describe the roles and responsibilities of healthcare providers in the use of FHM in intrapartum care.
♥ Demonstrate the psychomotor skills used in FHM.

♥ Take a Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring course.
♥ Review the Leopold’s Maneuver on Youtube.
♥ Determine:
‒ Baseline – bradycardia & tachycardia
‒ Variability – absent, minimal, moderate, marked
(Determine variability by determining the fluctuations. Moderate has fluctuations between
6-25 bpm. This is assessed by visual determination. When fluctuations are all-over the strip, the infant may be determined to be
‒ Decelerations – late and early deceleration variables
♥ Have an understanding of:
‒ Non-invasive monitoring with palpation/auscultation
‒ Electronically monitoring with toco and ultrasound
‒ Invasive monitoring with IPUC and FSE.