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Electronic Fetal Monitoring

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Learning Objectives

  • State basic, essential definitions for best EFM practices
  • Understand and use standardized terminology and communication requirements
  • Identify appropriate categories for various EFM tracings
  • Conduct proper interpretation of EFM tracings in varying scenarios
  • Recognize primary, secondary, and tertiary management steps

Course Description

This training teaches EFM interpretation and management skills, while also solidifying learner understanding of key, fundamental principles that lead to proper interpretation and management.

Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and Amplifire. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nursing Credit: Medical Education Resources designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses will be awarded contact hours upon successful completion of the activity.

Did You Know...

  • Electronic fetal monitoring was specifically developed to reduce the risk of cerebral palsy.
  • Continuous electronic fetal monitoring (EFM), using external or internal transducers, became a part of routine maternity care during the 1970s.
  • By 2002, about 85 percent of live births (3.4 million out of 4 million) were monitored by it.

Course at a Glance

target audience icon Target Learners:

Obstetrics Nurses and Providers

time to complete icon Average Completion Time:

20–30 Minutes

contributor icon Co-development Partner(s):

Amplifire Partners

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