Learn more about the Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Course for Nurses & Midwives

Learn the scanning techniques to assess your patient for ectopic pregnancy, confirm intrauterine pregnancy or discover the cause for their pain and bleeding.

Objectives of the Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Course

On completion of this two-day clinically focused ultrasound program, learners will be able to:
  • Use ultrasound system controls to optimise imaging for accurate diagnosis
  • Develop proficiency in probe manipulation to efficiently acquire diagnostic images
  • Confidently use ultrasound to confirm an intrauterine gestation and assess viability
  • Perform systematic examinations to determine the cause of pain and bleeding
  • Write meaningful reports on your early pregnancy ultrasound for successful communication and record-keeping
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CME recognition 

Zedu ultrasound training courses are recognised for CPD by ACM12.5 CPD hours

Zedu ultrasound training courses are recognised by ASUM for CAHPUBasic Early Pregnancy, Advanced Early Pregnancy



  • Modules (total) 3
  • Skill level Novice
  • Duration (days) 2
  • Lectures (hours) 4.0
  • Scan time (hours) 8.5
  • Clinician No
  • Zedu redo Yes

Class times

Day 1: 0830 – 1700
Day 2: 0900 – 1700



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
  • Report writing

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


CME details

ACM | Australian College of Midwives CPD Recognised Activity; 12.5 CPD Hours

ASUM | CAHPU Accredited Units: Basic Early Pregnancy, Advanced Early Pregnancy

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

To help you master the early pregnancy 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

Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Course for Nurses & Midwives


Learn the scanning techniques to assess your patient for ectopic pregnancy, confirm intrauterine pregnancy or discover the cause for their pain and bleeding.

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