Online Registration


Dates: April 21, 2021

Meets: W from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Hays Medical Center - HR 2

Cost: $250.00

Cancelled: 0

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.


This 1-day course awards 8 contact hours of CNE and 6 CME.

Building on the skills and knowledge gained in the Intermediate FHM Course, the Advanced FHM course conveys the application of advanced fetal heart monitoring knowledge and skills in intrapartum clinical practice. Using a case study approach to focus on the analysis of complicated FHM patterns/characteristics and related case information, this course emphasizes the following:

  • Underlying maternal-fetal physiology
  • Instrumentation
  • Interpretation
  • Intervention
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Risk management principles
  • Successful completion of a written examination is required to complete the course and earn continuing education credit. Participants who attend the full course and successfully complete the test earn 8 contact hours of continuing nursing education credit or 6 CME. No partial credit is awarded.


    This course is designed for clinicians who successfully complete the Intermediate FHM Course, a comparable fetal heart monitoring course, and/or are certified or have added credentials in fetal heart monitoring. Review of the text book entitled Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles & Practices, 4rd Ed is beneficial for participants.

    Participants are expected to already possess basic knowledge and related skills learned in these areas during the Intermediate FHM Course:

  • Maternal physiologic changes of pregnancy
  • Fetal growth and development
  • Methods of fetal monitoring
  • Preparation of patient for set-up and initiation of external or internal fetal monitoring components
  • Obtaining and maintaining tracings that document fetal heart rate and uterine contractions
  • Interpretation of uterine contraction frequency, duration, and baseline resting tone
  • Identification of the baseline fetal heart rate, variability and deviations
  • Indicated clinical interventions
  • Communication and documentation strategies

    In addition to the above knowledge and skills, participants are also expected to have basic knowledge and related skills in these areas:

  • Maternal physiologic changes of pregnancy related to intrapartum complications
  • Identification of complex fetal heart rate monitoring tracing characteristics such as arrhythmias, and sinusoidal patterns


    At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
       1.Analyze fetal heart rate patterns, uterine activity and their implications for fetal well-being
       2.Discuss indicated clinical interventions and related maternal-fetal physiology
       3.Effectively communicate verbal and written data about patient status
       4.Describe the roles and responsibilities of health care providers in the use of FHM in intrapartum care
       5.Demonstrate the psychomotor skills used in FHM
       6.To meet knowledge requirements, nurses with only antepartum in-patient care, antepartum fetal heart testing, or limited intrapartum experience may need additional didactic and/or clinical experience.

    Nurses are expected to self-determine their own eligibility to participate. No screening is required. If you are uncertain whether your level of knowledge and skill is appropriate, ask the instructor for counsel and guidance before attending. Physicians may attend at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Notes:

    AWHONN COURSE #000A2124222
    Fee: $250.00

    NON-HMC FEE: $250.00

    DescriptionAmountFee Expire DateMandatoryMembershipInv/Coupon CodeMember Expire DaysMember Expire DateTypeHide on WebOrder
    NON-HMC FEE 250 / / No 0 / / Main No 1
    HMC ASSOCIATES FEE 150 / / No 0 / / Main No 2
    CAHS 150 / / No 0 / / Main No 3
    SRH ASSOCIATES 150 / / No 0 / / Main No 4
    GB ASSOCIATES FEE 150 / / No 0 / / Main No 5
    NON-HMC FEE 250 / / No
    CAHS 150 / / No
    SRH ASSOCIATES 150 / / No
    GB ASSOCIATES FEE 150 / / No

    Fee Breakdown

    Course Fee (Basic)NON-HMC FEE$ 250.00
    Course Fee (Alternate)HMC ASSOCIATES FEE$ 150.00
    Course Fee (Alternate)CAHS$ 150.00
    Course Fee (Alternate)SRH ASSOCIATES$ 150.00
    Course Fee (Alternate)GB ASSOCIATES FEE$ 150.00

    Hays Medical Center - HR 2

    Jessica Seib

    BSN, RN, IBCLC OB/Peds Staff Development Coordinator HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System Hays, KS