AWHONN Intermediate Fetal 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.
Class Fee: $225
Contact Hours: 18 CE (awarded by AWHONN after class examination)
Required Student Materials: AWHONN Intermediate Student Materials (4th Ed) $125
REQUIRED: AWHONN Intermediate Student Material, 5th Edition
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.
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
You can purchase the student pack when you register for your class online/ over the phone, and pick it up the day of your class. Shipping is also available.
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.
The student must:
♥ Take a Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring course. Refer to NEO’s Basic Fetal Heart study guide. If you don’t have one, you may call the office to have one e-mailed to you.
♥ Review the Leopold’s Maneuver on Youtube.
‒ 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.