Advanced Concepts in Fetal Monitoring

Advanced fetal monitoring is intended as ongoing education for OB/GYN's, Certified Nurse Midwives and OB ARNP's. Fetal monitoring terminology, fetal and maternal pathophysiology, and care and interventions will be discussed in order to improve patient outcomes.

Target Audience

Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Nurse Practitioners (General), Physician Assistants, Nurse Midwives and all other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize appropriate NICHD terminology to identify characteristics of fetal heart rate strips, and improve labor communication between providers and nurses.
  • Describe physiological goals for the laboring patient as reflected in fetal monitoring patterns.
  • Interpret the fetal monitoring patterns that indicate the need for critical interventions.
  • Identify factors that affect the maternal-fetal oxygen pathway and the potential for adverse outcomes.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Macones, G. A., Hankins, G. D., Spong, C. Y., Hauth, J., & Moore, T. (2008). The 2008 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development workshop report on electronic fetal monitoring: update on definitions, interpretation, and research guidelines. Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN, 37(5), 510–515.
  • Robinson B. (2008). A Review of NICHD Standardized Nomenclature for Cardiotocography: The Importance of Speaking a Common Language When Describing Electronic Fetal Monitoring. Reviews in obstetrics & gynecology, 1(2), 56–60.
  • Fetal Heart Monitoring. (2015). J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs, 44(5), 683-686. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12743
  • Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries Tool Box for Hospital Implementation: https://health.usf.edu/publichealth/chiles/fpqc/provide/toolbox
  • EFM Toolkit from NCC: https://ncc-efm.org/
Course summary
Course opens: 
10/01/2021
Course expires: 
09/30/2024

Melissa Acevedo, M.D., FACOG
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
South Miami Hospital

Speaker:
Heather Swigart Rodriguez, MSN, RNC-OB
Clinical Learning Educator II
Perinatal Nurse Educator/NRP Coordinator
Interprofessional and Allied Health Education
Center for the Advancement of Learning
Baptist Health South Florida

Coordinator/Planner:
Colleen Rodriguez, RNC-NIC, NEA-BC, BSN, MHSA
Assistant Vice President Nursing
South Miami Hospital

Melissa Acevedo, M.D., FACOG, faculty of this education activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Heather Swigart Rodriguez, MSN, RNC-OB, speaker of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Colleen Rodriguez, RNC-NIC, NEA-BC, BSN, MHSA, non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*

*Ineligible companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 
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