8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Facilities Support Services Building, Room 2030
Capacity: 5

Course description

This comprehensive 2-day instructor-led course, revised in 2017, is critical for enhancing and validating nurses and physicians' ability to interpret and respond to fetal heart monitoring tracings. May be used to support preparation for certification examinations.

Skills taught and knowledge assessed include:

  • Maternal and fetal physiology
  • Interpretation of fetal and uterine monitor tracings
  • Evaluation of auscultated fetal heart sounds
  • Leopold's Maneuvers
  • Placement of fetal spiral electrodes and intrauterine pressure catheters
  • Evaluation of and strategies for enhancing communication

The course is presented to approximately 15,000 clinicians annually and may be used to validate knowledge and skills of perinatal clinicians who utilize fetal monitoring in the intrapartum setting.


  • Previous L&D/Antepartum experience
  • Previous Basic Fetal Monitoring Course

Course materials

External participants, please purchase the Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practices - Print Book (5th Edition) through Kendall Hunt Publishing if you would like your own personal copy. One can be lent to you on the first day of class for content review. Please contact Angelique Silva aisilva@ucdavis.edu for workshop number.

Kendall Hunt Publishing

C.E. contact hours

AWHONN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American NursesCredentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AWHONN also holds a California BRN number California CNE provider # CEP580.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an activity.

UC Davis employees

This class is restricted to D3 University Birthing Suite employees. To register, please e-mail Angelique Silva at aisilva@ucdavis.edu.

Community registrants

$275 registration fee. Cancellation must be requested fourteen days prior to class date to receive a full refund. A $50 service fee will be charged after this date.

Please select a class date above and complete the registration form. If using a credit card, submit the registration form and phone in your credit card number to (916) 734-9790. If paying by check, please print the registration form, attach your check made payable to UC Regents dated for the date of the class, and mail to: 

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing
4900 Broadway, Suite 1630
Sacramento, CA 95820

Registrations are confirmed only if fee is provided with registration form.

Persons with disabilities

Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at (916) 734-9790.


Parking is available in parking lots 4, 12 and 17 with a UC Davis parking permit. A daily permit is available for purchase for $6 from the kiosks in lots 14 (2nd Ave. & 45th St.) and 18 (49th St. & V St.).


Kristina Sackrider
Health Professions Education Specialist