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AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring

AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring

Course Description & Purpose:

The purpose of the Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course is to promote integration of knowledge and skills essential to clinical assessment, promotion, and evaluation of fetal well-being during labor. This two-day course focuses on the application of essential fetal monitoring knowledge and skills used in intrapartum nursing practice. The course consists of didactic and skill station sessions.

Workshop ID # TMCW1918731


  • Dee Nishioka BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CLC
  • Melinda Ruiz MSN, CNS-BC, RNC-OB, RNC-MNN, C-EFM
  • Sarah Bressler RN, BSN, MSN, C-EFM
  • Nicole Clement RN, BSN, MSN




At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Analyze fetal heart patterns, uterine activity, and their implications for fetal well-being
  • Discuss indicated clinical interventions and related maternal-fetal physiology
  • Effectively communicate verbal and written data about patient status
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of healthcare providers in the use of fetal heart monitoring in intrapartum care
  • Demonstrate the psychomotor skills used in FHM

Target Audience:

This course is designed for clinicians with a minimum of 6 months of perinatal experience using fetal heart monitoring in the intrapartum setting. It is NOT an introductory-level fetal monitoring course.


Enrollment is limited, so early registration is recommended. Registration deadline is September 8th. Course questions may be directed to Melinda Ruiz 760-940-7346

Course Fees:

The total course fee is $320 payable by check (to TCMC) or credit card. This includes $200 for the course and $120 for the required AWHONN course materials. In addition, it is recommended participants review the Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practices (FHMPP) 5th Ed book at least 14 days prior to the class date. The FHMPP book may be purchased directly from Kendall-Hunt using the workshop ID listed above. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Cancellation & Refund Policy Course Materials:

Course refunds will be provided if written or telephone cancellation is received by the registration deadline. Cancellations after the deadline and ‘no shows’ will be charged the full registration fee. A minimum of 7 participants is required to hold the course. If minimum enrollment is not met by the course registration deadline, the course may be canceled.

Continuing Education Credit:

Those who attend and participate in the entire course will receive 18.0 contact hours. AWHONN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. AWHONN also holds a California BRN number #CEP580.

Tri City Medical Center Map/Location:

Tri-City Medical Center Classroom 5

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