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Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring
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Live Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring Course - The popular in-person, two-day course is taught across the U.S. To find a location near you, search here.

Course Description

This comprehensive 2-day instructor-led course, revised in 2017, is critical for enhancing and validating nurses and physicians' ability to interpret and respond to fetal heart monitoring tracings.  May be used to support preparation for certification examinations.


Skills taught and knowledge assessed include:

·        Maternal and fetal physiology

·        Interpretation of fetal and uterine monitor tracings

·        Evaluation of auscultated fetal heart sounds

·        Leopold's Maneuvers

·        Placement of fetal spiral electrodes and intrauterine pressure catheters

·        Evaluation of and strategies for enhancing communication


The course is presented to approximately 15,000 clinicians annually and may be used to validate knowledge and skills of perinatal clinicians who utilize fetal monitoring in the intrapartum setting.


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Expected Level of Learner/Intended Audience

This course assumes that the learner has previously completed entry-level/basic fetal monitoring education. It is designed for perinatal clinicians who utilize fetal heart monitoring in the intrapartum setting.

Eligibility & Participation Requirements 

AWHONN Course fees are subject to change. Instructor fees are not included in the AWHONN pricing for materials/course fees. To learn more about course fees and the registration process, please contact the administrator listed for your preferred date and location.

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 

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Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP580. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with educational activities.

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