Fetal monitoring competency

  1. I need to do a competency course before I start
    my new job (even with 8 years exp.!) can anyone
    tell me of a course offered online or in the alabama/
    tennessee/georgia area? Thanks. Sheri
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    AWHONN has them. Just had to do one myself. (and I have 6 years' experience----doesn't matter-- all us had to do this, even those with 20+ years).

    Is there a certified instructor who can give this to you at the hospital? We actually have 2 where I work who taught this to the rest of us. Ask the manager where there may be FHM competency courses and when. He/she ought to know. GOOD LUCK!!!
  4. by   OBNurseShelley
    Just about everywhere I've worked, require certification every 2 years, via some time of conference, yes even if you've had lots of experience, I personally thinks it's a good idea, terminology, and other things do change......and even tho you think you can reada strip like the back of your hand there's always those weird ones that really trip you up now and then.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    yep true Shelly.
  6. by   skdauriaRNC
    interesting..once I took awhonn 4 or so years ago i never
    even thought about recert. I attend all the classes I can to
    stay updated though. Last one was michelle murray advanced
    fetal monitoring in san fran. if you havent heard her you are missing out. every ob nurse needs to hear michelle give us
    the low down every couple of years. thanks for the input and suggestions.

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