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NSPN 7250 - Fetal Health Surveillance

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

The Fetal Health Surveillance (FHS) course introduces learners to the principles of antenatal and intrapartum fetal health surveillance. This course reviews the research concerning fetal surveillance and principles of fetal/maternal physiology as well as their relevance to antenatal and intrapartum methods of surveillance. Acid/base balance, team communication, and documentation are also explored. The course was developed based on the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) and Perinatal Services of British Columbia (PSBS) FHS guidelines. Perinatal specialty students should take NSPN 7100 and NSPN 7200 prior to taking this course. NSPN 7250 is a prerequisite for NSPN 7300, Perinatal Clinical 1.

Credits

1.0

Cost

$299.85 - $304.70 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 35583

Nov 15 1 Day

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 15 Thu 08:00 - 16:00 BBY

Instructor

Amanda Kelloway

Course Outline

Cost

$299.85

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course requires program approval and has course materials to be purchased at the bookstore. Students will receive a course information email approximately one month prior to the course date. Please note that this course is reserved for students taking clinicals in the next term. If this does not apply to you, please ensure your email details your reasons for applying. Please contact the Program Assistant at epeters14@bcit.ca for approval.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Three seats remaining as of Nov 15, 2018 11:16 pm PST. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 49789

Mar 07 1 Day

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 07 Thu BBY

Instructor

Amanda Kelloway

Course Outline

Cost

$304.70

Notes

  1. Clinical lab format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course requires program approval and has course materials to be purchased at the bookstore. Students will receive a course information email approximately one month prior to the course date. Please note that this course is reserved for students taking clinicals in the next term. If this does not apply to you, please ensure your email details your reasons for applying. Please contact the Program Assistant at epeters14@bcit.ca for approval.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Discuss key evidence related to the various antepartum and intrapartum fetal health surveillance methods including supportive care in labour.
  • Describe the physiological (intrinsic/extrinsic) controls on the fetal heart rate (FHR) including the basic principles of maternal/fetal circulation physiology.
  • Identify the characteristics of fetal behavioural states and cardiovascular responses at differing gestational ages and during labour.
  • Identify the antenatal and intrapartum conditions associated with an increased risk for adverse fetal outcomes.
  • Identify factors that may adversely affect fetal acid/base balance and the changes that result from an academic insult.
  • Interpret blood gas results and distinguish between respiratory, metabolic, and mixed acidosis.
  • Describe the indications, procedure, frequency, and benefits of using intermittent auscultation (IA) as a method of fetal health surveillance.
  • Describe the appropriate interpretation of IA and the clinical management for prevention and/or correction of abnormal IA findings.
  • Describe the two EFM methods and the instrumentation used for monitoring uterine activity and FHR.
  • Define the components of a systematic interpretation of the EFM tracing
  • Identify normal, atypical, and abnormal parameters of an intrapartum EFM tracing and classify accordingly.
  • Identify normal, atypical and abnormal parameters of a NST and classify accordingly.
  • Describe the procedure, teaching, interpretation and follow-up for fetal movement counting (FMC) and the non-stress test (NST).
  • Describe the key principles of verbal communication and written documentation related to fetal health surveillance .

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

Related Programs

NSPN 7250 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Perinatal Nursing Specialty (Perinatal - Perioperative Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Perinatal Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  3. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Perioperative Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  4. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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