On-site training - Obstetric Basic Level One

Obstetric Basic Level One
This is a comprehensive course in the knowledge and skills required to perform a basic obstetrical ultrasound targeted at the general radiology department, Ob/Gyn clinic or physicians office.  Recognizing problems, conditions and pathologies that require further investigation by high risk consultation is imperative to any person performing obstetrical ultrasound.  The course is designed to help the sonographer recognize the conditions requiring more advanced interrogation and follow-up.   The basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and machine knobology will be covered in the didactic portion. At the completion of the program the participant should be able to describe routine scan protocols for performing transabdominal and transvaginal obstetrical ultrasound, be familiar with sonographic findings of 1st trimester ultrasound for both the normal and unsuccessful pregnancies.  The student will be able to recognize normal fetal anatomy 2nd trimester and be familiar with the major fetal anomalies in the following systems: GI, GU, CNS, Skeletal, Cardiac, Face, Thorax.  The correct calipers placement and landmarks for measuring fetal parameters and amniotic fluid will be covered.   Normal and abnormal placental anatomy including the evaluation of the placenta position and grade will be discussed. Sonography of the multiple gestation pregnancy and its complication will be covered as well. 

Normal course length is 2 days
Normal class size is 1 to 4 participants
15 hours of CME are available from SDMS

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