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Electronic Fetal Monitoring

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Learning Objectives

  • 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. Upon completing this course, learners will:

  • Recognize basic, essential definitions for best EFM practices
  • Understand and use standardized terminology and communication requirements
  • Conduct proper interpretation and recognize primary, secondary, and tertiary management steps

Author Information

Assorted healthcare Alliance partners

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 Audience:

Obstetrics Nurses and Providers

time to complete icon Time to Complete:

20-30 Minutes

contributor icon Contributor:

Amplifire Healthcare Alliance Partners

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