EFM Courses

Advanced Fetal Monitoring: Rising to the Expert Level

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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EFM Certification Review

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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Both events will be held at:
Miami Valley Hospital
Berry Building
Bieser Auditorium
1 Wyoming St.
Dayton, OH 45409

Faculty for both events:

Nancy O’Brien-Abel, MN, RNC, is a perinatal clinical nurse specialist with over 30 years’ experience in caring for women with normal and complicated pregnancies. As an Affiliate Instructor, University of Washington School of Nursing, and a former Teaching Associate, University of Washington Medical School, she has actively focused on multi-disciplinary education and collaboration. Nancy is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on nursing care of women in labor and birth, fetal monitoring, and patient safety. She is an active member in AWHONN, contributing to various position statements, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and co-editing and authoring chapters in AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing, as well as authoring chapters in AWHONN's Fetal Heart Monitoring: Principles and Practice. In addition, she is an Editorial Board member for the American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing (MCN). Nancy received her Master of Nursing from the Perinatal CNS Program, University of Washington, and is NCC certified.

Advanced Fetal Monitoring: Rising to the Expert Level

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Bieser Auditorium

Schedule:

0800      Kahoot! Polling: Clinical Practice and Knowledge
Fetal Oxygenation, Acidemia and Potential for Fetal Injury
FHR Patterns and Underlying Physiology
1000      Break
1015      Deteriorating Category II FHR Tracings
Current Evidence for Intrauterine Resuscitative Measures
1200      Lunch
1300      EFM Case Studies: What Would You Do?
Recent Trends in Perinatal Litigation
1500      Adjourn

This course is designed for health care providers who interpret EFM.

Course Description and Objectives:

Designed for nurses, midwives, and physicians who interpret EFM, this comprehensive, fast-paced course uses guidelines from AWHONN, ACOG, SMFM, ACNM, ASA, Joint Commission and NICHD, in addition to current medical and nursing research, to delineate best practice, including expectations for careful fetal monitoring and timely interventions. The importance of fetal oxygenation will be stressed, reviewing both maternal and fetal physiologic factors. In addition, FHR pattern evolution over time, clinical interventions, management of Category II tracings, and acid-base assessment will be presented. Case studies will be utilized for participants to think critically and highlight best practice.

  • Relate the development of fetal metabolic acidemia and the potential for fetal injury
  • Discuss the maternal-fetal oxygen pathway and intrapartum scenarios indicating inadequate exchange
  • Identify category II FHR tracings evolving toward category III
  • Identify intervention strategies for category II tracings utilizing current evidence
  • Interpret EFM case studies and discuss clinical management strategies
  • Discuss recent trends in perinatal litigation and how to protect oneself

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EFM Certification Review

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Bieser Auditorium

Schedule:

0800      Physiologic Basis of Fetal Monitoring
0930      Break
0945      FHR Patterns, Clinical Implications, Management
1145      Lunch
1245      Relating FHR and Umbilical Artery Cord Gases
1300      Additional Considerations
1400      Adjunct Fetal Assessment
1430      Adjourn

Course Objectives:

  • Apply knowledge of fetal oxygenation and FHR regulation to interpretation and management of FHR tracings
  • Differentiate between FHR characteristics suggestive of normal fetal acid-base status versus abnormal acid-base status
  • Discuss the use of in-utero resuscitation measures for various FHR tracings
  • Relate FHR patterns and umbilical artery cord gases
  • Apply knowledge of pregnancy complications to develop plan of care based on EFM data
  • Discuss various adjunct fetal assessment methods to determine fetal well-being

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Non-Premier Health employees
Cost: $125
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