New Provider Course: Essentials of Obstetrics and Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

New ProviderUsing NICHD nomenclature, the New Provider Course quickly and effectively teaches new obstetric care providers the basics of fetal heart rate monitoring interpretation and basic fetal physiology.

This program is available for purchase by Individuals or by Groups. Individual subscriptions include 9 nursing contact hours upon successful completion. Group subscriptions include unlimited user access for 1 year. Nursing contact hours are available to group users for an additional fee per person.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the New Provider Course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify factors that place the fetus at risk.
  • Discuss normal perinatal physiology.
  • Select appropriate fetal heart rate monitoring methods.
  • Define components of systemic assessment of fetal heart rate monitoring information.
  • Define normal and abnormal uterine activity.
  • List factors affecting fetal heart rate monitoring interpretation.
  • Discuss physiologic interventions.
  • Describe communication and documentation responsibilities.
  • Analyze fetal monitoring information, using a systematic approach to interpret components of the fetal heart rate in actual cases.

Course Content

The New Provider Course Table of Contents:

  • The Goal of Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Extrinsic Factors and Their Impact on the Fetal Heart Rate
    • Maternal Factors
    • Placenta
    • Umbilical Cord
  • Intrinsic Factors and Their Impact on the Fetal Heart Rate
    • Fetal Circulation
    • Neurohormonal Response
    • Fetal Oxygenation and Acid-Base Balance
  • Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Initial Intrapartum Assessment
  • Fetal Heart Rate Patterns
    • Early Decelerations
    • Late Decelerations
    • Variable Decelerations
    • Categories of Fetal Heart Rate Tracings
    • Sinusoidal Versus Sinusoidal-Like
  • Antepartum Testing
  • Communication and Documentation
    • Verbal Communication
    • Chain of Command

Review Test

After completing the New Provider Course, the user can complete the review test, which includes ten clinical case studies. Each clinical case study includes a fetal heart rate tracing for interpretation.

After submitting and completing the test, a printable grade is displayed immediately, as well as explanations for the answers

For an additional fee, participants have the opportunity to earn 9 nursing contact hours upon reviewing the course materials and successful completion of the review test.

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