1st trimester

Evaluate for ectopic pregnancy, confirm an intrauterine pregnancy or discover the cause of your patient’s pain and bleeding.


On completion of this one-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
  • Describe the limitations and clinical integration of ultrasound in the assessment of early pregnancy
  • Use a systematic approach to conduct ultrasound assessment of early pregnancy to
    • Confirm intrauterine pregnancy
    • Evaluate for ectopic pregnancy
    • Assess cause for pain and bleeding
    • Date the pregnancy


CME recognition 


1st Trimester       1st Trimester

RANZCOG approved activity 2019-2022 triennium


  • Modules (total) 3
  • Skill level Novice
  • Duration (days) 1
  • Lectures (hours) 2.0
  • Scan time (hours) 4.5
  • Clinician No
  • Zedu redo Yes

Class times

Day 1: 0830 – 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
  • 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
  • Sonographic mimics of gestational sacs
  • Extra-membranous haemorrhage
  • 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


CME details

ACEM | This workshop meets ACEM ultrasound guidelines and policies for Procedures (Vascular) – Approved for 7.5 ACEM CPD hours.

ACRRM | PDP units – 4 Performance Review, 1 Performance Review, 3 Educational Activity, 1 Performance Review | MOPS points 1. Eligible for procedural and training grants.

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

RANZCOG | This meeting has been approved for 7 PD points in the Clinical Expertise domain of the RANZCOG Continuing Professional Development Program

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

1st Trimester


At the completion of this course you will have the skills to evaluate for ectopic pregnancy, confirm an intrauterine pregnancy or discover the cause of your patient’s pain and bleeding.

Select your date and enter your details to start your journey with us – we can’t wait to meet you.


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