AWHONN’s Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring Course is a two-day Instructor-led educational experience taught at locations across the U.S.  The course is presented to over 15,000 clinicians a year and may be used as a competency assessment to validate the knowledge and skills of perinatal clinicians who use fetal monitoring.  The course includes a post test to assess learner knowledge.

Course Description

The course can be used to support preparation for certification examinations.

The information included and the skills presented include:

  • Maternal and fetal physiology
  • Interpretation of fetal and uterine monitor tracings
  • Evaluation of auscultated fetal heart sounds
  • Performance of Leopold’s Maneuvers
  • Placement of fetal spiral electrodes and intrauterine pressure catheters
  • Evaluation of and strategies for enhancing communication

Intended Audience

AWHONN’s Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring Course is an excellent interdisciplinary course for perinatal registered nurses and physicians.  This course assumes the learner has previously completed entry-level/basic fetal monitoring education. It is designed for perinatal clinicians who use fetal heart monitoring in the intrapartum setting.

Eligibility & Participation Requirements 

Fees
AWHONN Course fees are subject to change. Instructor fees are not included in the AWHONN pricing for materials/course fees. Contact the administrator listed for the course you have selected to learn about their course fees and the registration process.


Contact Hours

To obtain 18 contact hours of CNE and 15.25 hours of CME, participants must attend the entire course and complete an online feedback form.

Supporting Resources
The text entitled Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles & Practices is the primary reference for course preparation

Accreditation Statement

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.

AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP580