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Fetal Auscultation in Labor: When to Pay Attention

by Karen H. Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP Instructor, CKC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Handout: No

Karen Strange offers midwives a new way to think about Fetal Heart Tones (FHT). She teaches how to accurately listen to FHTs, and identifies when to listen more. Karen breaks down the ominous signs and flags to watch for during labor. Then takes us through a few labor stories with examples. And as always, Karen teaches in her no-nonsense way while instilling clarity and confidence, that you can apply immediately to your practice.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe the most accurate method of fetal heart tone auscultation.

Objective 2: List 3 ominous fetal heart tone patterns.

Objective 3: List 3 appropriate actions when fetal heart tones are questionable.

Categories: Midwifery