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103297 - Introduction to Obstetric Ultrasound

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This 2-day workshop is designed for general practitioners who have an interest in point of care obstetric ultrasound. Aspects covered include system orientation and probe manipulation techniques relevant to obstetric assessment in early pregnancy, basic monitoring the fetus (second and third trimesters), amniotic fluid index (AFI) and cord Doppler. This course provides Certificate of Clinical Performed Ultrasound (CCPU) offered by the Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medical Practice (ASUM) in the following units: physics, basic early pregnancy and basic monitoring the fetus (2nd and 3rd trimester).

Relevance to General Practice

There has been an expansion of the use of ultrasound across the Point of Care (POCUS) field due to its increased availability. This allows the General Practitioner to perform ultrasounds to gain information that may alter the clinical assessment and management of a patient. 
Gestational ultrasonography is an essential procedure in a great number of countries. It is an accurate technique for determining gestational age, number of fetuses, fetal cardiac activity, and placental location. In addition, many congenital structural anomalies and significant abnormalities in fetal growth can be identified. In Australia, the Royal Australia New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RANZCOG) recommends ultrasound examination for all pregnant patients and states that benefits and limitations of ultrasonography should be discussed with all patients [5]. The aim of this course is to provide procedural general practitioners and gynecologists basic skills to access early pregnancy.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify the parameters of safe application of ultrasound in medical diagnosis
  • Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimization while performing ultrasound
  • Practice "hands on" ultrasound scanning skills required to maximize diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions
  • Recognize the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures required to answer common clinical questions
  • Perform early pregnancy ultrasound and fetus monitoring
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    103297 - Introduction to Obstetric Ultrasound
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    14 hours
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