The Fetal Health Surveillance (FHS) course introduces learners in the Perinatal Specialty Program to the two major modes of fetal health surveillance during labor: Intermittent Auscultation (IA) and Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM). This course also helps nurses to develop the ability to work with other members of the health care team when providing fetal health surveillance. The course is developed based on the SOGC and PSBS FHS guidelines.
NSPN 7100 and NSPN 7200 (75% required in theory courses prior to proceeding into clinical 1).
This course requires program approval and has course materials to be purchased at the bookstore. Students will receive a course information email approximately 3 weeks prior to the course date. Please contact the Program Assistant at 604-451-7102 for approval to register.
Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Understand the underlying physiology for each mode of fetal health surveillance.
Understand the method of systematic assessment.
Identify the normal, atypical and abnormal findings.
Determine the appropriate interventions for atypical and abnormal findings.
Understand and utilize the key principles of verbal communication and written documentation related to fetal health surveillance.
Define ongoing maintenance for competence. Successfully complete two multiple choice quizzes.
Effective as of Fall 2016
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