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Essentials of Fetal Monitoring for Individual Professionals

Essentials of Fetal Monitoring Individuals

Using NICHD nomenclature, the Essentials of Fetal Monitoring program quickly and effectively teaches and reinforces obstetric care providers the essentials of fetal heart rate monitoring interpretation and fetal physiology. Our online program was developed to supplement nursing education in preparation for EFM-certificate exams and is eligible for 20 CNE Contact Hours (100% EFM, 25% Rx) and 20 CME Credits for license, certificate and certification maintenance and renewals.

Continuing Education Credit

Individual Access includes the ability to earn 20 CNE Contact Hours, including 20 EFM Contact Hours and 5 Pharmacology Contact Hours, or 20 CME Credits and access to the program for one-year.

Program Content

Upon completion of the Essentials of Fetal Monitoring program, the learner will be able to:

  • –Identify factors that place the fetus at risk.
  • –Discuss normal perinatal physiology.
  • –Select appropriate fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring methods.
  • –Define components of systemic assessment of FHR monitoring information.
  • –Define normal and abnormal uterine activity.
  • –List factors affecting FHR monitoring interpretation.
  • –Identify physiologic interventions based on FHR interpretation.
  • –Describe communication and documentation responsibilities.
  • –Analyze FHR information, integrate, and apply knowledge using a systematic approach in actual cases.
  • –Successfully complete the post test with a score of 80% of higher.
  • –The Goal of Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
  • –Extrinsic and Intrinsic Factors and their Impact on the Fetal Heart Rate, including:
    • –Maternal Factors
    • –Placenta
    • –Amniotic Fluid
    • –Umbilical Cord
    • –Hematologic Adaptations
  • –Fetal Circulation Intrinsic Factors
  • –Fetal Acidosis and Umbilical Cord Gas Assessment
  • –Uterine Activity Assessment including Leopold Maneuvers and Contraction Assessment
  • –Electronic Fetal Monitoring and FHR Assessment
  • –Fetal Heart Rate Baseline, Variability, and Decelerations
  • –Fetal Heart Rate Sinusoidal and Sinusoidal-Like Patterns
  • –Categories and Dysrhythmias
  • –Antepartum Testing
  • –Fetal Monitoring in the Complex Patient, including:
    • –Infection
    • –Obesity
    • –Multiple Gestation
    • –Prematurity
    • –Fetal Anomalies
    • –Medically Compromised Mothers
  • –Intrapartum Assessment
  • –Team Communication and Documentation

After completing the Essentials of Fetal Monitoring program, the learner can complete the post test, which includes 12 clinical case studies each with fetal heart rate tracings for interpretation. Upon successful completion of the post test with a score of 80% or higher, a printable certificate of competition is available immediately to view/print and an email certificate is sent automatically.

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Cost - Based on credit type

CNE Contact Hours (20 CNE, including 20 EFM Contact Hours and 5 Pharmacology Contact Hours): $250 per person

CME Credits (20 CME Credits): $400 per person

Save 10%! All participants with an active individual or group subscription to the periFACTS Online Continuing Education Program save 10% off any 'Essentials' program purchase everyday! To purchase online, you must have a periFACTS store account. To request a store account with the discount automatically applied, just email us!  To purchase by phone, call us directly at toll-free 1-800-285-2366.

How to Purchase

Purchase individual access to the Essentials of Fetal Monitoring program in our online store.

To purchase individual access to the Essentials of Fetal Monitoring program by phone, call us directly at toll-free 1-800-285-2366, or request an invoice by email.

"[I] found the education to be great! Good topics, to the point but with enough education to promote critical thinking!!" - Melanie C. - Director of Women’s and Newborn Services, White River Medical Center

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