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Course Overview

This case-based module places you into medical scenarios in which you will make decisions about the appropriate handling of a patient situation. The purpose of this module is to review and reinforce training, keeping your skills sharp and patients safe. Throughout each scenario you will be asked questions about your decisions, but your answer choices will not be scored and you will not receive a report. You can move freely throughout the module and visit earlier sections without losing progress on previously answered questions. You can revisit this module in the future as many times as you would like.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) workshop report (1997, revised 2008) has promoted the adoption of a common descriptive language and categorization of fetal heart rate (FHR) patterns. Adherence to this standard nomenclature when describing intrapartum fetal heart rate patterns will enhance communication amongst providers and reduce the likelihood for FHR pattern misinterpretation.

This supplemental module aims to review and apply essential FHR content in several clinical scenarios to highlight an important Clinical Pearl

About the Course Author

Martin November, MD, MBA, FACOG has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Dr. Cusick earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1988, before completing his internship, residency and a fellowship at the University of CT School of Medicine / John Dempsey Hospital in 1994. He is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Cusick has special expertise and interest in perinatal ultrasound, fetal Down syndrome screening, 1st trimester ultrasound screening, and perinatal safety. His contributions to the medical literature include dozens of original peer reviewed article, medical textbook contributions, and presentations at national medical meetings.

Dr. Cusick is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the Ascension Health System Perinatal Safety Committee. He serves as a board member on the Fetal Medicine Foundation USA.

He is the Director of Maternal Medicine Services for St Vincent's Medical Center and The Western Connecticut Health Network. In addition to his clinical MFM practice, Dr. Cusick serves as Chairperson for the Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St Vincent's Medical Center.[Cusick, William MD]  He is an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the Frank Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University where he also serves as the Clinical Chairperson for the department.

William Cusick, MD, MFM, FACOG has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    0.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    0.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-AC-APSG-0-PEARL6
  • Hours:

    0.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-04-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Classify intrapartum fetal heart rate tracings using the 2008 NICHD 3-tiered system.; Consistently apply 1997 and 2008 NICHD definitions when describing intrapartum fetal heart rate patterns.; Identify fetal heart rate patterns that are indicative of ongoing fetal hypoxia.; Identify fetal heart rate patterns that reliably exclude current fetal acidosis.
  • Outline:

    Introduction A. Summary Case: Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Tracing A. Case: Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Tracing
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.