While most births occur naturally and without complication, some do not. The labor and delivery nurse must be able to use effective monitoring systems in order to observe changes in the status of the fetus during labor. By understanding the latest monitoring techniques and equipment, including electronic fetal monitoring systems, the nurse can help to create a positive delivery outcome for her patients. This program focuses on the latest electronic fetal monitoring devices and practices.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Identify the most commonly used types of fetal monitoring equipment
- Explain how the electronic fetal monitor is attached and used
- Educate patients regarding fetal monitoring
- Monitor for complications during labor using different monitoring techniques