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EFM Fundamentals in Practice - For Nurses (4.0 contact hour - video)

Hours: 1.00

Best suited for: Newly practicing obstetricians and family practice physicians, novice midwives, obstetric nurse practitioners, residents, and other interested healthcare providers who require EFM skills.

Upon completion, participants should be able to
1) Obtain EFM data (UC and FHR) with the appropriate device based on the clinical conditions
    of the patient and her fetus.
2) Utilize NICHD terms, guidelines and the 3-Tier FHR Interpretation System during the
    interpretation, categorization and management of EFM data.
3) Interpret FHR patterns for signs of improper oxygen exchange between a mother and her
    fetus; apply interventions as necessary to maximize O2 delivery.
4) Manage and intervene for UC and FHR patterns that exhibit abnormal UC activity or signal
    fetal hypoxemia or acidemia.
5) Effectively communicate and document EFM data using NICHD terminology.
6) Implement proactive patient safety strategies during EFM; doing so will limit the need for
    reactive risk management solutions and may avert a negative maternal, fetal, or neonatal

Original Release Date: January 17, 2017
Review Date: June 6, 2019
Expiration Date: December 6, 2019

Learning Assessment: There will be a posttest for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 20 out of 25 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 4 hours (Videos = 3 hours + 1 hour for pre/post test, critical thinking drill completion, handout review, and evaluation)

Method and Medium: To obtain CNE credit, complete a pretest, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and posttest. Once completed, a certificate will be generated for printing.


Continuing Nursing Education Information: Successful completion of this course includes completion of the post-test with an 80% passage rate and completion of the course evaluation. This continuing nursing education program has been approved for 4 contact hours by LAMMICO/Medical Interactive. LAMMICO/Medical Interactive is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education 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 Authors: Carol A. Curran RNC, MS, OGNP - Read Bio and Dr. Kenneth Brown - Read Bio

Narrator: Juli Miller-Hart

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/Lead Nurse Planner: Sharon Cusanza MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members:
Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management
Geri  Cook, RHIA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Specialist
Carol Curran, RNC, MS, OGNP, LAMMICO Senior Perinatal Educator and Business Specialist
Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist
Karen Davis, MA, CPHRM, LAMMICO CME/CNE Writer/Editor
Karen Duncan, JD, RN, Legal Counsel – Medical Interactive
Karl N. Hanson, MD, FAAFP, LAMMICO Physician Consultant  
Amanda Martin-Sanchez, MEd, BSN, RN, CNOR, LAMMICO CME/CNE Educator
Elmore Rigamer, Jr., MD, LAMMICO Physician Consultant
Ruth Ryan, MSW, BSN, RN - Consultant, CME/CNE Writer

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Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

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 © 2017

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