Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Definitions, Interpretation, and Management

Clinical Education

Electronic Fetal Monitoring - EFM

Help reduce risk through enhanced communication.
Introducing the NEW Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Program developed in collaboration with David A. Miller, MD and Frank C. Miller, MD.

The program introduces a comprehensive, systematic, evidence-based approach to standardized intrapartum fetal heart rate interpretation and management that reflects consensus in the medical literature, is practical and most importantly, teachable.

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Target Audience

The program is designed for Physicians, Midwives, Nurses, Fellows, Residents and students specializing in Obstetrics. The program reinforces standard terminology, and can facilitate communication, for enhanced patient outcomes.


Contact Hours:  7.2
- Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12057.

Newly released consensus publications have reshaped the landscape in fetal heart rate monitoring, making it simpler and more practical than it has ever been.

Learning modules with animation and interactive exercises engage clinicians to learn and apply knowledge into practice situations. The expected outcome is to enhance interdisciplinary communication and collaboration helping to optimize outcomes for mother and baby.  

Module 1:
Focuses on the standardized definitions of Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate patterns endorsed by NICHD and endorsed by ACOG, AWHONN, and ACNM.   

Module 2:
Distills electronic fetal monitoring interpretation into three central principles.  Principle 1: variable, late or prolonged deceleration signal interruption of the oxygen pathway. Principle 2: moderate variability and/or accelerations reliably predict the absence of fetal metabolic acidemia at the time they are observed.  Principle 3: excluding metabolic acidemia, excludes ongoing intrapartum hypoxic neurologic injury.   

Module 3:
Describes a simplified, A,B,C,D approach to Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate management providing a framework for clinicians to formulate a plan of management that is factually accurate and articulate, to essential elements that define the standard of care.   

Module 4:
Case Study

David A. Miller M.D. Bio

David A. Miller M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Southern California and Director of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles - University of Southern California Institute for Maternal-Fetal Health, a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional center specializing in fetal and neonatal assessment and treatment.

He is a co-author of Fetal Monitoring and Assessment, a Multidisciplinary Approach, the first multidisciplinary textbook published on the topic of fetal monitoring (7th edition, Mosby 2012).

Dr. Miller's academic interests include prenatal diagnosis and antepartum and intrapartum fetal evaluation with emphasis on fetal physiology and effective, standardized methods of training in electronic fetal heart rate monitoring.

Frank C. Miller M.D. Bio

Dr. Frank C. Miller is a contributing author to this course, Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Definitions, Interpretation and Management. Dr. Frank C. Miller is professor and former chair, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine in Lexington.

He has served as president of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG), the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians now known as the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  He currently serves as an editorial consultant for two professional journals including ACOG's Obstetrics & Gynecology, and The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and a maternal fetal medicine subspecialist, Dr. Miller's research interests include fetal heart rate, uterine activity monitoring, intrapartum assessment of the fetus with a special interest in the etiology and significance of meconium passage in utero, and hemodynamic changes during preeclampsia. He is a three-time recipient of ACOG's Purdue Frederick Award for Excellence in Medical Research.

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  • Date Created: 1/22/2014
  • Document ID: DOC1220825