C-FMC is the designation for an obstetrical nurse, nurse midwife, or obstetrician who has earned credentialing in electronic fetal monitoring
from Perinatal Quality Foundation.
FMC ACCEPTED BY ABOG FOR MOC CATEGORY IV
The Fetal Monitoring Credentialing program was developed based on EFM principles defined by national consensus, and leading US
experts have been involved in its development. The FMC tool measures both knowledge and judgment through the use of Script
Concordance Testing (SCT), providing novel insight into clinicians' contextual reasoning in dynamic labor and delivery patient
management situations. We are happy to report that successful completion of the FMC examination has been accepted by the American
Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV: Improvement in Medical Practice. Stay
tuned for further details in our next newsletter!
Demonstrate knowledge and judgment
of fetal heart rate monitoring principles
defined by national consensus
The Perinatal Quality Foundation (perinatalquality.org) is an independent, non-profit foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of obstetrical
services in the United States.
The Perinatal Quality Foundation provides a Fetal Monitoring Credentialing (FMC) examination, developed by experts in the field that will be available
to physicians, nurse practitioners, midwives, nurses, and other perinatal clinicians who are involved in the management of labor and delivery patients.
In addition to using recommended NICHD nomenclature and offering traditional knowledge-based questions, the FMC also assesses provider judgment by using
the script concordance test, an evidence-based tool that measures mental processes in uncertain clinical situations.
The Perinatal Quality Foundation FMC tool is intended to be adjunct to other educational programs in that FMC provides a mechanism to measure provider
proficiency, to determine if learning has occurred, and to effect change.