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EFM Fundamentals in Practice (4 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: July 17, 2020
Expiration Date: January 17, 2020

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)

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

CME Information - Read

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: 4.0


State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
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

CME Disclosure Policy: LAMMICO requires planners, speakers, faculty and all those who influence the content of a CME activity to disclose any financial relationships they have with commercial interests that are relevant to the CME activity. The disclosures shall be reviewed for any conflict of interest and subject to a mechanism for resolution of conflict of interest. A disclosure statement of relevant financial relationships will be made to the audience prior to the activity.

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

About the Authors: Dr. Kenneth Brown - Read Bio and Carol A. Curran RNC, MS, OGNP - Read Bio

Narrator: Juli Miller-Hart

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

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

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Risk Management Committee Members - Read

Electronic Hardware and Software Requirements - Read

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

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 © 2017

Bibliography: To view and download References & Resources for this presentation, please select the References tab/link below.

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