Four Garfield Memorial Nurses Earn National Certification in Fetal Heart Monitoring
GMH nurses, named left to right RN Rachel Finch, CNM DeAnn Brown, CNM Marnie Blevins, and RN Brooke Pieper. Photo courtesy GMH
(PANGUITCH, Utah) - As part of an overall effort to make Garfield Memorial Hospital one of the safest centers for delivery in the nation, three Labor and Delivery registered nurses and Garfield Memorial Hospital’s certified nurse midwife and Nurse Administrator recently earned national certification in electronic fetal heart monitoring. They are RN Rachel Finch, CNM DeAnn Brown, RN Marnie Blevins and RN Brooke Pieper.
Garfield Nurse Administrator DeAnn Brown says “Garfield Memorial, as part of Intermountain Healthcare, has a two-pronged approach to nurses receiving this certification. It’s both through the National Certification Corporation (NCC) and successful completion of the AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses) Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Courses. These are both stringent courses which require participants to demonstrate knowledge of maternal and fetal physiology as well as pattern recognition, interpretation and intervention. These nurses also must maintain competency through continuing education.”