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Learn more about the Second Trimester Ultrasound for Sonographers

Are you ready to develop your second trimester ultrasound skills?

Zedu's five-day Second Trimester Ultrasound for Sonographers course offers an immersive and practical experience to fast-track your skills development and get you work-ready.

Who should attend

  • Trainee sonographers who need to learn new skills.
  • Newly qualified sonographers seeking to enhance their confidence and skill level.
  • Return-to-practice sonographers in need of skill refreshment.
  • Sonographers who are looking to change roles and want to hone their skills.

How you will learn

At Zedu, we believe in a comprehensive learning approach.
Our renowned hands-off teaching methods ensure you get more hands-on scanning practice. Our courses blend theory seamlessly with extensive practical sessions.
You'll understand the concepts and apply them in real-world scenarios. We take a step-by-step, structured approach to examinations, ensuring everything is covered thoroughly and nothing is left to chance.
The focus on repetitive practice ensures that you learn and retain the knowledge. You will practice on real people of various body shapes, sizes, and ages.
We start by developing your skills with normal, uncomplicated patients and then progress to more challenging body habitus’.
This gradual progression ensures that you build a solid foundation before tackling more complex scenarios, giving you the confidence to handle any situation. Additionally, you'll develop communication skills to support your clinical practice.

What the course covers

You will learn how to:
  • Move the probe intentionally to get the image you want.
  • Use the machine controls to optimise images proficiently.
  • Apply a systematic approach and structured protocol for scanning the
    • Cervix
    • Placenta
    • Maternal anatomy
    • Fetal anatomy
  • Determine what images to take and why.
  • Structure the examination to ensure that all relevant anatomical structures and measurements are systematically assessed promptly, reducing the risk of missing important findings.
  • Communicate effectively in the exam room to obtain an appropriate presenting history, address patient concerns, and enhance patient satisfaction.
  • Perform accurate biometric measurements (BPD, HC, AC and FL).
  • Identify normal sonoanatomy and the appearances of common pathologies.
  • Purposefully acquire images of the fetal anatomy (Brain, face, heart, thorax, abdomen, limbs and digits).
  • Use sonographic terminology to accurately communicate ultrasound findings and complete worksheets for various imaging scenarios.

Running time

Day one: 8.30 - 17.00
Day two to five: 09.00 - 17.00
Location - the Zedu Learning HQ, Melbourne

Course outline

🖥️ Scanning principles
  • Explore system controls & knobology
  • Understand the impact of optimisation on the image
  • How to find the right window & get good images
  • 3D awareness of the anatomical position of the anatomy
  • Ergonomics
🔊Doppler applications
  • Understand & optimise colour, power, & spectral Doppler for obstetrics
  • Explore colour, power & spectral Doppler knobology & optimisation for:
    • Maternal environment
    • Cardiac assessment
    • Cord assessment
    • Fetal structures (e.g. renal arteries, mass etc.)
  • 🤰 Scanning practice on real women in their second trimester of pregnancy
🗣️Communication
  • How to gain a good history
  • What to do when the news isn’t good
  • How to hand over findings to a radiologist
  • Writing up worksheets - what needs to be said?
🔍Maternal environment
  • Cervix assessment & measurement
  • Placenta sonoanatomy & assessment
  • Umbilical cord sonoantomy & assessment
  • Explore placental pathologies
  • Recognise normal & abnormal imaging
  • Limitations & pitfalls
  • Minimum imaging sequence
  • 🤰 Scanning practice on real women in their second trimester of pregnancy
🔍Fetal lie & situs
  • Systematic approach for assessing fetal lie & situs
  • 🤰 Scanning practice on real women in their second trimester of pregnancy
🔍Fetal head
  • Sonoanatomy of the fetal brain & facial structures
  • Assessment and measurement of cerebellum, cisterna magna, nuchal fold & lateral ventricle
  • Minimum imaging sequence
  • 🤰 Scanning practice on real women in their second trimester of pregnancy
🔍Fetal heart
  • B-mode & colour assessment of:
    • Situs
    • 4CH
    • Outflow tracts
    • Pulmonary inflow
    • IVS
    • 3VV
    • 3VT
    • Aortic arch, ductal arch & IVC
  • 🤰 Scanning practice on real women in their second trimester of pregnancy
🔍Fetal thorax & abdomen
  • Lungs
  • Diaphragm
  • Stomach
  • Kidneys & renal arteries
  • Cord insertion & 3VC
  • Bowel
  • Bladder
  • 🤰 Scanning practice on real women in their second trimester of pregnancy
🔍Fetal spine
  • Recognition & assessment in 3 planes
  • 🤰 Scanning practice on real women in their second trimester of pregnancy
🔍Fetal extremities
  • Assessment of limbs & digits
  • 🤰 Scanning practice on real women in their second trimester of pregnancy
🔍Fetal biometry
  • BPD, HC, AC, FL & HL
  • 🤰 Scanning practice on real women in their second trimester of pregnancy
🏁Putting it all together
  • How to approach the scan
  • Differing approaches to scan completion (scan in planes, scan top-to-toe, scan in blocks etc.)
  • What to do with the tricky baby/tricky lady (how to get bub to behave)
  • 🤰 Scanning practice on real women in their second trimester of pregnancy

Features

  • Duration (days) 5

Second Trimester Ultrasound for Sonographers

$4,720.00

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