AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring

Course IDCourse NameCourseCategoryCredit Hours
SPAWHONN Advanced Fetal MonitoringSpecialty Courses Continuing Education and Life SupportN/A

2014 Registration Dates – Click on desired date below:

February 4, 2014

May 8, 2014

November 13, 2014

Description and Target Audience: This AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring Course is designed for experienced OB nurses who are advanced interpreters of fetal monitoring. The conference will examine in-depth topics as well as advanced strip interpretation.


At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Maternal physiologic changes of pregnancy, related to intrapartum complications.
  2. Fetal physiology underlying FHM
  3. Antepartum fetal surveillance
  4. Fetal arrhythmias
  5. Identification and management of complex fetal heart rate monitoring patterns.
  6. Communication and risk management issues.


Joyce Hooten, RN
CoxHealth, Springfield, MO
We reserve the right to substitute educators.


7:15 Registration
7:35 Introduction
7:45 Maternal Physiology and Oxygenation
9:00 Break/Refreshments
9:15 Antepartum Fetal Assessment
10:15 Fetal Arrhythmias
11:30 Lunch (on your own)
12:30 Complex Case Scenarios
2:30 Break/Refreshments
2:45 Communication/Documentation/Risk Management
3:45 Validation Examination
5:00 Wrap-up/Evaluations/Adjourn

Testing: Written exam. One-on-one skills testing required.

Course Length: 9.5 hours

Certification Length: 2 years

Educational Credit:

Continuing education will be awarded by AWHONN for 8.0 contact hours. Participants can print certificates 3 weeks after completion.

This program has been approved by CoxHealth for 1.0 trauma contact hours for CoxHealth employees.

Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services.

Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through course attendance. Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends. In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk, turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program, pass a written test, and demonstrate the skills necessary to complete this course.

Includes: Student Manual and certification card.

Fee: $200.00 (Physicians and community members). $126.00 (CoxHealth Employees)

Information presented during this activity represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.

No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity. No Off Label medications or medical devices will be discussed.

All speakers and planning committee members for this activity have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies. AWHONN created this activity.

AWHONN has developed the content and instructional materials for this activity. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by AWHONN. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AWHONN course materials; do not represent income to AWHONN.

November 12, 2012 – 7:30am – 5pm
Cox South
Education Center