Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring

AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Program

Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring

$ 235
Does Not Include Student Materials
  • In-Class Session
  • Required: Intermediate Course - Student Material - Print Book (7th Edition) $135
  • Hybrid Course:
    1 Day pre-course online
    1 Day instructed session
  • nursing contact hours / CME credit issued by AWHONN

Orange County Schedule

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Purchase your materials a week before class.

Go to Kendal Hunt to purchase the Intermediate Course - Student Material - Print Book (7th Edition) for $135.

The Intermediate Student Materials cannot be purchased at Nurses Educational Opportunities (NEO®)

Intermediate Course - Student Material - Print Book (7th Edition)

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Purchase the Student Materials

Students MUST purchase the AWHONN Intermediate Student Materials. In addition, we HIGHLY recommend purchasing materials from Kendall Hunt because we do not have the textbook or student materials available in-office. The Intermediate Course – Student Material – Print Book (7th Edition) cost is $135 via Kendall Hunt’s website. 

Additionally, we recommend the Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles & Practices textbook as a reference material. As a precaution, students should not purchase the textbook as a replacement for the Student materials

AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring is the first instructor-led course in the FHM learning pathway.  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, successful completion of skills stations and the integration test results in 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:

This comprehensive 1-day instructor-led course, revised in 2017, is critical for enhancing and validating nurses and physicians’ ability to interpret and respond to fetal heart monitoring tracings.  

Skills taught and knowledge assessed include:

   -Maternal and fetal Physiology

   -Interpretation of fetal and uterine monitor tracings.

   -Evaluation of auscultated fetal heart sounds

   -Leopold’s Maneuvers

   -Placement of fetal spiral electrodes and intrauterine pressure catheters

   -Evaluation of and strategies for enhancing communication

This course assumes that the learner has previously completed entry-level/basic fetal monitoring education. It is designed for perinatal clinicians who utilize fetal heart monitoring in the intrapartum setting.

Caution, this course is not for unlicensed students or new grads. Likewise, clinicians with limited intrapartum care may require additional clinical experience to gain the required knowledge base.

In contrast, experienced obstetrical providers may consider AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring.

Contact Hours

To obtain 11..25 contact hours/ 11.25 CME credit available through January 31, 2025, (0.5 hours may be used towards pharmacology hours). Nursing contact hours/ CME credit will be awarded after the successful completion of the online knowledge validation test and evaluation after the in-person course and is required to receive nursing contact hours/ CME credit for the course.

Orange County Office: 714-979-4022

San Diego Office: 858-748-3300


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Required Student Materials

Most hospitals mandate the completion of the IFHM exam. That being the case, click on the icon to purchase the REQUIRED 7th Ed. Intermediate Student Materials for $135.00

Course Verification

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IFHM Textbook

Click on the icon to purchase the Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practices Print Book for $76.95. Also, an eBook option is available to purchase for $64.95.