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EFM-Advanced Lesson 1: Interpretation-Terms & Guidelines (1 credit Video)

Hours: 1.00

Target Audience: Obstetricians and family practice physicians. Midwives, obstetric nurse practitioners, residents and other interested healthcare practitioners are also welcome to participate.

Original Release Date: April 1, 2015
Review Date: April 1, 2018
Expiration Date: March 31, 2018

General Description: EFM diagnostic error and miscommunication are major causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality, as well as, malpractice claims. Use of the 2008 NICHD terms and guidelines creates a standardized framework for interpretation while reducing errors and omissions. Unfortunately, not all hospitals or practitioners skilled in EFM have adopted the standardized nomenclature. This course is the first lesson of a 3 part series that applies NICHD principles into critical thinking activities to improve retention of key concepts in EFM interpretation.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1)    Implement NICHD terms and guidelines into clinical practice.
2)    Analyze and critique EFM strip examples using NICHD terminology.
3)    Identify risk management concerns regarding errors and omissions associated with EFM

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. 

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 1.0


MOC Approved: Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, ' . $this->title . ' has met the MOC requirements as a Part II activity by the following ABMS Member Boards:

  • American Board of Family Medicine



State Requirements:
Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
Florida -  This activity includes content in Preventing Medical Errors
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

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About the Author: Carol A. Curran RNC, MS, OGNP - Read Bio

About the Expert Reviewer: Dr. Kenneth Brown - Read Bio

Narrator: Katy Caraway, JD

Disclosure Statement: The authors, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

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Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2015

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This course is offered through Experix, a wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Insurance, and is based on more than 30 years' experience in providing continuing medical education. This course is complimentary for Physicians Insurance members.

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