Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring for the Experienced Nurse

Thursday, June 15, 2023
The registration period has closed for this event.

8:30 AM to 4:15 PM


Deadline to register is June 1.


Additional 2023 date: December 7


You have the option to purchase a booklet with all of the handouts for an additional non-refundable fee of $25. If you choose not to purchase a booklet, as always, the handouts will be available online for you to view/print yourself (on the right side of this page). You will have the option to pick your choice when you register.


Value: $280.00


  • $84 (or $109 with a non-refundable book) for general registrants
  • $70 (or $95 with a non-refundable book) for Perinatal Outreach
  • $0 (or $25 with a non-refundable book) for Methodist Health System employees, MHS retirees, NMC Alumni, and NMC students (do not receive CE).


We welcome all nurses who are experienced in caring for women receiving fetal heart rate monitoring and already have a basic understanding of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM).


This program is an intermediate course pertaining to electronic fetal monitoring (EFM). Participants should have a basic understanding of EFM prior to attending. Completing this program will give the experienced health professional the ability to identify principles and concepts related to the interpretation of EFM tracings.


Program Objectives:

  • Describe the steps of interpreting the fetal monitor tracing and NICHD terminology
  • Identify the difference between intermittent auscultation and intermittent fetal monitoring
  • Identify possible physiological basis of fetal monitoring tracings
  • Interpret fetal arterial cord blood gasses
  • Interpret and consider possible management techniques of fetal heart rate patterns within the realm of electronic fetal monitoring


In order to receive continuing education hours for this event, you must meet the following completion requirements:

  • Attendance at the entire activity
  • Completion/submission of evaluation form



Time Agenda
8:15-8:30 am Registration
8:30-9:00 am Learner Assessment (0.5 CH)
9:00-9:15 am Review Fetal Monitor Assessments and Terms (0.5 CH)
9:15-9:45 am Physiology(0.5 CH)
9:45-9:55 am Break
9:55-10:55 am Physiology of Fetal Heart Rate (1.0 CH)
10:55-11:35 am Physiology of Decelerations (0.5 CH)
11:35-12:05 pm Lunch (on your own)
12:05-1:05 pm Fetal Assessment Models - Dr. Dahlke (1.0 CH)
1:05-1:35 pm Management Models (0.5 CH)
1:35-1:45 pm Break
1:45-2:15 pm Acid Base Balance of Cord Blood (0.5 CH)
2:15-4:00 pm Putting it all Together - Practice Strips and Case Studies (1.75 CH)
4:00-4:15 pm Questions and Answers (0.25 CH)



All content provided here is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for individualized professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Nothing contained herein establishes or shall be used to establish a standard of care.

Continuing Education

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational contact hours to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.

Nurses: 7.0 contact hours awarded. Midwest Multistate Division Provider Approval #NE1025-1

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Education Credit: 7.0 Education hours. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering. Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.


Relevant Financial Relationships with an Ineligible Company: No relevant financial relationships were identified for planners or presenters.



Methodist Women’s Medical Office Building (MOB), 2nd Floor, Bernard Room
717 North 190th Plaza
Omaha, NE 68022


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Mary Seger-Barker, MSN, RNC-OB, CIMI, C-EFM, Clinical Nurse Educator, Methodist Women's Hospital Outreach

Kim Dippel , RNC-OB, BSN, C-EFM, Clinical Nurse Educator, Methodist Women's Hospital Outreach

Course Materials

Handouts will be here once received from the presenter. We highly recommend you save &/or print the handouts for your use at the program.



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Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development

720 N. 87th Street

Omaha, NE 68114


For questions about this course, contact tara.millerdonohue@methodistcollege.edu.


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