AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring

Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring is the first instructor-led course in the FHM learning pathway designed by AWHONN.

In particular, this 2-day class consists of didactic content, hands-on skills stations, plus, a knowledge integration test. To summarize, Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring facilitates difficult concepts by presenting content in a standardized format. Additionally, this course also serves as an educational assessment to validate the knowledge and skills of experienced perinatal clinicians. Also, participants who successfully complete the skills stations, including the integration test, receive a statement of Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course Knowledge Validation by AWHONN. To illustrate, the skills stations covered offer demonstration, practice, plus testing of the following:

  • Maternal and fetal physiology
  • Further, evaluation of auscultated fetal heart sounds
  • Leopold’s maneuvers
  • Placement of intrauterine pressure catheter, plus, fetal spiral electrode
  • Moreover, interpretation of fetal and uterine monitor tracingsIncluding, but not limited to, identification of indicated clinical interventions
  • Last but not least, strategies for enhancing communication, not to mention, methods for documentation

The Intermediate course is for clinicians who have completed a Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring class and who utilize Fetal Heart Monitoring in the intrapartum setting. Otherwise, (Clinicians only experienced in antenatal patient care, much less, fetal heart assessment or limited intrapartum care may require additional didactic and/or clinical experience to gain the required knowledge base). In summary, Nurses, including Physicians who attend this course may receive continuing education credits for full participation by AWHONN.

Class information

Course Fee: $225.00

Required Student Materials: Intermediate Student Materials (6th Ed).

Most importantly, purchase your textbook prior to class directly from AWHONN.

Duration: 2 Days - 8 Hours each day

Contact Education Hours awarded by AWHONN after class examination.

Important Information

Expected Level of Learner

This course assumes that the learner has previously completed an entry-level course or Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring education.

Moreover, this course is designed for perinatal clinicians who utilize fetal heart monitoring in the intrapartum setting.

Contact Hours

In addition, to obtain 18 CNE contact hours or 15.25 CME hours, participants must attend the entire course as well as complete an online feedback form.

Supporting Resources (Optional)

Lastly, the text entitled 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

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Call to Schedule at (858) 748-3300

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