AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring is the first instructor-led course in the FHM learning pathway and 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 as well as testing of the following:
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. This course is not for unlicensed students or new grads. Likewise, clinicians only experienced in antenatal patient care or those with 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.