Introduction to Obstetrics

 

DESCRIPTION

 

This 2 day program is specifically designed for health professionals who have an interest in point of care obstetric ultrasound. Practical scanning with volunteers at varying gestations is also included.

 

CONTENT

 

  • System orientation and probe manipulation techniques
  • Early pregnancy assessment
  • Transabdominal and transvaginal techniques 
  • Third Trimester-
    • Identifying the cervix & placental location
    • Fetal location and lie
    • Fetal Biometry
    • Amniotic Fluid Index (AFI)
    • Cord Doppler

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

On completion of the course the student should be able to:

 

  • Identify & examine an intrauterine pregnancy with a heartbeat present
  • Describe the criteria for failed pregnancy
  • Describe pregnancy of unknown location
  • Commence scanning on transvaginal phantoms
  • Identify & measure the cervix length
  • Identify & examine the placenta
  • Describe some placenta, cord & cervix- variants & pathology
  • Discuss translabial scanning  
  • Establish fetal lie and locate fetal structures 
  • Identify & record cardiac activity
    • M-mode
    • Pulsed Wave ( > 12 weeks)
  • Locate correct planar anatomy & measure fetal biometry (BPD, HC, AC & FL & EFW)
  • Identify signs of fetal wellbeing
  • Scan & measure the Amniotic Fluid Index
  • Scan & measure the umbilical artery cord Doppler 
  • Be aware of the limitations of point of care ultrasound and when to on-refer the patient

 

ACCREDITATION

 

ASUM | CCPU units included in the course:

 

  • Basic Early Pregnancy
  • Advanced Early Pregnancy
  • Monitoring the Foetus

 

RANZCOG | 12 CPD points

Trainees are able to obtain credit for courses undertaken up to 12 months before they commenced in the FRANZCOG training program

 

ACEM |  This course accredited for 15 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies for Pregnancy (1st trimester) and Monitoring the Foetus (2nd and 3rd Trimester).

 

ACRRM | Approved for 30 PDP points; 30 points PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS Emergency Medicine

Eligible for Rural Procedural Grants Funding – 2 days under all components (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery)

 

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. Access: rural.procedural.grants@racgp.org.au.

 

CICM | Lectures – Category 2A, points per hour 1;
Demonstrations – Category 2B, points per hour 2;

Skills – Category 3B, points per hour 3

 

RACGP | Activity Number: 103297, 40 Category 1 points. Specific Requirement Eligibility – Diagnostic radiology

Grant Approved Training – 2 days under Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery.

Forward your certificate of attendance and program of the activity (including session times and content) and claim form to rural.procedural.grants@racgp.org.au.

 

ACM | Australian College Midwives approved for 11 CPD points

Introduction to Obstetrics - 2 Day Course

$1,950.00Price
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