Maternal Child Training Program

Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring

Basic FHM may be taken individually or with the discount package

Course Information

$ 200
  • In-person Course
  • Textbook Included
  • Awarded 6 CEs
    (Upon purchase)
  • Preferred for Entry Level Positions

Costa Mesa Schedule

Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring is a comprehensive introductory course; hence, candidates do not require experience to attend this class. We recommend that Experienced RN’s attend an Intermediate or Advanced FHM course. In summary, participants will learn the skills needed to perform fetal surveillance through electronic Fetal Monitoring.

To begin with, students will overview the role of the nurse during the antepartum period; as well as how to properly acquire the information needed to conduct appropriate antenatal tests. In particular, students will learn how to determine if a patient requires internal versus external fetal monitoring. This course will define the etiologies related to characteristics of the baseline fetal heart rate, variability, plus fetal heart deceleration’s. Similarly, students will learn how to identify and respond to category II and III fetal heart strips. Other topics discussed in Basic FHM include methods of uterine and fetal monitoring and nursing interventions for non-reassuring patterns. Last but not least, students will have the opportunity to practice assessments of FHR strips.

Nurses Educational Opportunities holds a genuine passion for women’s and children’s health. Most notably, maternal mortality rates in the United States have steadily increased; in view of this fact, we have sought to improve maternal outcomes by preparing nurses on how to adequately perform maternal child care. Accordingly, our instructors will ensure that learners feel ready to prepare mothers for a successful outcome. Lastly, upon completion of the Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring certification, students will acquire the skills to carry-out appropriate nursing interventions.

Contact us if you have any questions regarding the Basic Fetal Heart certification. 

Orange County Office: 714-979-4022

San Diego Office: 858-748-3300


Discounts can only be applied by phone. Additionally, discount packages cannot be modified. However, we offer other discount packages for our AHA and Acute Care courses.

Maternal Packages