The value of EFM is an ability to appropriately detect, analyze, and display maternal and fetal signal data. Equipment capabilities, limitations, and troubleshooting strategies are important aspects of providing appropriate obstetric care, especially when there is suspicion for signal ambiguity (coincidence). This session will help attendees understand key concepts related to maternal-fetal heart rate coincidence and other types of artifact.
1. Distinguish fetal heart rate patterns that are potentially associated with signal coincidence
2. Formulate measures for troubleshooting equipment and patterns associated with electronic fetal monitoring artifact
Rebecca Cypher, MSN, PNNP
Jean Salera-Vieira, DNP, APRN-CNS, RNC
Nursing Contact Hours:
1.5 nursing contact hours (CNE available through 11/30/2023)
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider # CEP580.