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EFM-Advanced Lesson 1: Interpretation-Terms & Guidelines (for Nurses) (1.0 contact hour video)

Hours: 1.00

Target Audience: Midwives, obstetric nurse practitioners, OB nurses, and other interested healthcare practitioners are also welcome to participate.

Original Release Date: June 5, 2015
Review Date:
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 (80%).

Estimated time to complete activity: 60 minutes

Method and Medium: To obtain CNE credit, view the entire video and complete the evaluation and post-test. Once completed, a certificate will be generated for printing.


Continuing Nursing Education Information: This activity is sponsored by LAMMICO. Successful completion of this course includes completion of post test with 80% passage rate and completion of evaluation. This continuing nursing education program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

Accreditation and Designation Statements: This activity has been approved for 1.0 Contact Hour of Continuing Nursing Education

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Refund Policy: If purchased, there will be no refund once the activity has been accessed.

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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, Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members:
Carol A. Curran RNC, MS, OGNP
Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Gina Versaggi BA, RN, CEN
Karen Duncan RN, JD

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Disclaimer: This activity is presented by LAMMICO 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. Medical Interactive seeks to meet all the continuing education requirements for every state nursing board. However, the regulations in each state differ, and may change.  Before taking any course, you should confirm whether the course meets your state board's requirements for continuing education credit.

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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