Comprehensive Obstetric Ultrasound

$3,900.00

At the completion of this course you will have the skills to conduct an ultrasound assessment of the pelvis using transabdominal and transvaginal approaches; evaluate for ectopic pregnancy, confirm an intrauterine pregnancy or discover the cause of your patient’s pain and bleeding; assess fetal well-being and growth in the third trimester; examine multiple pregnancy; and develop basic practical proficiency in transvaginal scanning.

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Objectives

On completion of this four-day clinically focused ultrasound program, learners will:

  • Use ultrasound system controls to optimise imaging for accurate diagnosis
  • Demonstrate proficiency in probe manipulation to efficiently acquire diagnostic images
  • Describe the limitations and clinical integration of the following ultrasound examinations:
    • Transabdominal and transvaginal pelvic assessment
    • 1st trimester
    • 2nd trimester
    • 3rd trimester
  • Use a systematic approach to conduct ultrasound assessment of
    1. Pelvis using transabdominal and transvaginal approach
    2. Early pregnancy for miscarriage, confirm intrauterine positioning or ectopic location and cause for pain and bleeding
    3. Fetal well-being
    4. Fetal growth in third trimester
    5. Multiple pregnancy
  • Develop basic practical proficiency in transvaginal scanning

 

CME recognition 

 

                 RANZCOG approved activity 2019-2022 triennium</p

Features

  • Modules (total) 8
  • Skill level All
  • Duration (days) 4
  • Lectures (hours) 8.75
  • Scan time (hours) 17.25
  • Clinician Yes
  • Zedu redo Yes

Class times

Day 1: 0830 – 1700
Day 2: 0900 – 1700
Day 3: 0900 – 1700
Day 4: 0900 – 1700

 

Modules

Image optimisation – interactive practical session

  • Explore system controls
  • Understand the impact of optimisation on the image
  • Presets, frequency, depth, focus and gain
  • How to label the image
  • How to store and review images

 

Probe Manipulation

  • Probe care
  • Probe moves
  • Probe grip
  • Probe and screen orientation
  • 3D awareness of the anatomical position of the organs

 

Basic Early Pregnancy

  • Sonoembryology of 1 st trimester fetal development
  • Scan technique and approach to the early pregnancy examination
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pain and bleeding in the first trimester
  • Measure fetal heart rate
  • Determine fetal viability
  • Clinical utility and application of ultrasound
  • Limitation and pitfalls
  • Techniques to improve visualisation
  • Free fluid in the peritoneum
  • Diagnostic criteria for pregnancy failure
  • Establish gestational age
  • Measure crown rump length

Scanning, scanning and more scanning on real women in their first trimester of pregnancy

 

Basic Gynaecology

  • Transabdominal scan technique and approach to pelvic exam
  • Transvaginal scan technique and approach to the pelvic exam
  • Sonoanatomy of pelvic organs
  • Cyclic changes and life cycle changes to anatomy and their sonoappearances
  • Basic pathologies of uterus and endometrium
  • Common pathologies of the ovaries
  • Limitations and pitfalls
  • Techniques to improve visualisation

Scanning, scanning and more scanning including TRANSVAGINAL scanning on REAL patient models

 

2nd and 3rd Trimester Biometry

  • Scan technique to acquire images
  • Identify landmarks for accurate imaging
  • How to measure BPD, HC, AC and FL
  • Limitations of biometric measurements
  • Assessment of fetal growth
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Small for gestational age
  • How to use calculations packages
  • Knobology
  • Limitations and pitfalls
  • Techniques to improve visualisation

Scanning, scanning and more scanning on real women in their second and third trimesters of pregnancy

 

Maternal Environment

  • Establish fetal presentation
  • Placental position
  • Measure cervical length

Scanning, scanning and more scanning on real women in their third trimester of pregnancy

 

Fetal Well-Being

  • Scan technique for AFI and fetal Dopplers
  • Measure AFI
  • Fetal tone, breathing and movements
  • Measure fetal heart rate
  • Umbilical artery Doppler and interpretation
  • Middle Cerebral artery Doppler and interpretation
  • Clinical utility and application
  • Limitations and pitfalls
  • Techniques to improve visualisation

Scanning, scanning and more scanning on real women in their third trimester of pregnancy

 

Multiple Pregnancy

  • Determining chorionicity and amnionicity
  • Twin labelling
  • Timing, frequency and content of ultrasound examinations
  • How to conduct the ultrasound exam and not get confused
  • Screening and diagnosis of fetal growth restriction
  • Sonographic appearances of TTTS, TRAP sequence, conjoined twins
  • Limitations and pitfalls
  • Techniques to improve visualisation

 

CME details

ACRRM | Pending. Eligible for procedural and training grants

ASUM | CCPU Accredited Units: Basic Early Pregnancy, Advanced Early Pregnancy, Monitoring the Fetus, Basic Gynaecology

RACGP | This education is a CPD accredited activity under the RACGP CPD program

RANZCOG | This meeting has been approved for 28 RANZCOG CPD hours (Educational Activities)

Approved by ACRRM and RACGP for the Rural Procedural Grants Program – GPs can receive $2000 per day for a maximum of 10 days of training per financial year, GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year.

A great training course is only the beginning of your ultrasound learning journey

To help you master ultrasound and lasting change from training we engage you from the outset

Before your course:
There are pre course activities & access to preparatory learning resources to maximise your in-class experience

During your course:

  • Short, sharp information sessions to provide foundational knowledge and clinical context
  • Lots of hands-on practical sessions with real people to scan (including for TV and obstetric scans). Our standardised patients models vary in age, size, shape and mobility to make the transition to clinical reality easier.
  • Case studies led by practising clinicians to demonstrate clinical utility
  • A variety of different machines to learn on
  • At the conclusion of your course we’ll lead you to create a skills development action plan, creating a pathway that you can use to apply your newly acquired skills, promote clinical integration and ultimately reach your final objective – ultrasound competency

After your course:
The learning continues

  • We encourage self-directed learning in the workplace with structured active learning plans
  • A great selection of free access online medical ultrasound (FoamUS) learning resources
  • You can subscribe to the weekly wrap – a weekly curation of ultrasound related hot tips and journal articles
  • Be a part of our community of clever – Join our peer support network with our monthly “Coaching Corner” sessions. Send in your questions, join the live online meeting and have your questions answered.

The Zedu Redo – our commitment to you

We encourage you to refresh your training with us by taking up the opportunity to return within 12 months and do a complimentary redo of this course at no cost (subject to availability)

More Ways Zedu Can support your ultrasound skills development:

  • Image review – details here
  • Follow-up coaching with our Zedu coaches
  • Coaching corner – monthly webinar

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