Credits: 6 clock hours/.6ceu’s/6.6 contact hours
Who Should Attend: Anyone new to labor and delivery.
Description: This workshop will provide obstetrical staff with the skills necessary to feel more comforta-ble in the labor room. Criteria for evaluating fetus status and uterine activity will be discussed.
Program Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
*List key components of an admission assessment of the laboring woman.
*Describe factors that regulate the fetal heart rate.
*Describe benefits and limitations of each type of fetal and uterine monitoring.
*List two physiologic goals and their interventions designed to improve the Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) tracing.
*Describe normal uterine activity and factors affecting.
*List three types of baseline fetal heart rates, causes, and interventions for each.
*Analyze FHR patterns and their implications for fetal well-being.
*Describe documentation guidelines for fetal heart monitoring.
*Review fetal monitoring strips
Presenter: Julie Westrick, RN