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Digital Seminar

Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification Review Course

6 Hours 13 Minutes
Audio and Video
Feb 28, 2023
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  • No matter what stage you are in your career, it’s time for you to take the next step.
  • Learn an incredible skill to be able to take care of the external laboring woman and … the hidden, internal baby.
  • Become proficient with the most current electronic fetal monitoring recommendations, language, and definitions!
  • Hold yourself to a nationally recognized standard!
  • Gain confidence in what you can see about the fetal heart tracing so you can provide the best care to the invisible and visible patient.
  • Work effectively as a team, using a systematic approach to identify and manage clinical situations, caring for two patients at a time.
  • Prep for the Certification for Electronic Fetal Monitoring exam and pass the first time!

As a labor and delivery clinician you have not one, but two patients. When clinicians are not current in fetal monitoring, there is a risk for adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes.

Maternal-fetal safety is of the utmost importance…and electronic fetal monitoring is an important tool to ensure safety and positive outcomes for both mother and baby.

When you are nationally certified in EFM you understand what the baby is communicating by using your special knowledge to assess the fetal condition – especially during labor. 

Expand your fetal monitoring clinical skills with PESI’s EFM Certification Review. During this six-hour course you will learn everything you need to know about fetal monitoring and gain the information you need to be successful on the exam and to enhance clinical practice. 

The EFM Review course provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the electronic fetal monitoring based on the C-EFM exam outline. Gain the information you need to be successful on the exam and to enhance clinical practice. 

Fully prepare to pass the EFM certification exam! This comprehensive EFM certification exam prep course offers the knowledge you need to pass the NCC® Certified EFM Nurse exam and get certified!


  • Fetal heart rate pattern interpretation and management
  • EFM documentation utilizing NICHD terminology
  • Fetal assessment testing
  • Comprehensive review following the current test blueprint

You will increase your ability to interpret data and care for your families, enhancing the outcomes for mothers and newborns. You will also gain valuable test-taking strategies and tips that are certain to aid in your quest for success on the Certified EFM Nurse exam!

Certification Exam Prep Package Includes:

  • Live Webcast or Self-Study Package (6 hours of review)
  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Practice questions to assess your readiness to sit for the actual exam
  • Plus, additional links for further reference


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before purchase.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.0 contact hours. Expires: 02/27/2026.

Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.0 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Physicians - Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 02/28/2023. It was last reviewed on 04/17/2023 and is valid until 04/16/2026.


Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

Physicians Assistants - Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 02/28/2023. It was last reviewed on 04/17/2023 and is valid until 04/16/2026


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Kim Murphy, MS, APRN-CNP, RNC-OB, RNC-MNN, WHNP-BC, C-EFM's Profile

Kim Murphy, MS, APRN-CNP, RNC-OB, RNC-MNN, WHNP-BC, C-EFM Related seminars and products

Kim Murphy, MS, APRN-CNP, RNC-OB, RNC-MNN, WHNP-BC, C-EFM, has 35 years of nursing experience, with over 30 years in the women’s health and perinatal arenas. She is certified in women’s health, inpatient obstetrics, fetal monitoring and maternal newborn nursing. Additionally, Kim is a national, AWHONN-designated fetal monitoring instructor for both intermediate and advanced programs. She is a nurse planner and has created programs for neonatal, obstetrical and women’s health topics, presenting throughout the country.

Kim has worked in Level I and Level III institutions, along with providing women’s health services in both the private office and public health settings. Kim is on staff at Poling Law in Columbus, OH, as their obstetrical and woman’s health legal nurse consultant, working with attorneys across the country on legal issues.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kim Murphy has an employment relationship with Grant Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kim Murphy is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.



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  • Understand the examination including cost, testing time, and passing requirements
  • Apply knowledge of maternal-fetal assessment methods when selecting electronic fetal monitoring or intermittent auscultation to evaluate fetal status. 
  • Interpret data from the electronic fetal monitor to differentiate between actual fetal data and equipment failure. 
  • Use knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of electronic fetal monitoring to provide information to the pregnant patient and her support person(s). 
  • Apply knowledge of fetal heart rate regulation to the interpretation of electronic fetal monitoring data. 
  • Identify and interpret the significance of fetal heart rate patterns. 
  • Interpret data from electronic fetal monitoring to differentiate between normal and abnormal fetal heart rate patterns. 
  • Apply knowledge of common pregnancy complications to the development of a comprehensive plan of care based on Electronic fetal monitoring data. 
  • Apply knowledge of uteroplacental and maternal-fetal physiology as they relate to fetal oxygenation. 
  • Identify indications for adjunct fetal assessment and incorporate findings into the plan of care. 
  • Incorporate knowledge of current practice and legal practices into nursing care.


Welcome, Course and Exam Overview and Test Taking                  
  • Exam Eligibility
  • Exam Content
  • Competency Statements
  • Study Resources
  • Scoring
Fetal Assessment Technique
  • Electronic Monitoring Equipment
  • External and Internal
  • Artifact
  • Signal Ambiguity
  • Failure
  • Troubleshooting
FHR Pattern Recognition, Dysrhythmias and Other Variant Patterns
  • Fetal Heart Rate Baseline
  • Fetal Heart Rate Variability
  • Abnormal Uterine Activity
  • Fetal Dysrhythmias 
Pregnancy Complications and Effect on Fetal Heart Patterns
  • Maternal Complications
  • Uteroplacental Complications
  • Fetal Complications 
  • Fetal Heart Rate Accelerations
  • Fetal Heart Rate Decelerations 
  • Normal Uterine Activity

Adjunct Methods of Fetal Surveillance

  • Auscultation
  • Fetal Movement and Stimulation
  • Nonstress Testing
  • Biophysical Profile
  • Cord Blood
  • Acid Base Balance
Professional Issues
  • Legal
  • Ethics
  • Patient Safety
  • Quality Improvement

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians


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