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Midwife Sonography Certificate Review

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$370.00 (12 months access)
24.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Product Details

Date of Original Release: 11/10/2015
Reviewed for content accuracy: 11/17/2018
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 11/17/2019
Product Code: OC-MWS151



Midwife Sonography Certificate Review

Midwife Sonography Certificate Review Online Course is designed for nurse midwives who are preparing to take the ARDMS midwifery focused examination. It is also beneficial for OB-GYN physicians who need a review of OB-GYN ultrasound techniques and/or to ensure the ultrasound practice protocols implemented are consistent with published guidelines for physicians and midwife practitioners.

Additionally, the GCUS Registry Review PASS Guarantee offers you access to the online course version of your registry review program for 90 days if you do not pass your registry exam after completing one of our review programs. Just send us a copy of your exam score (registry exam must be taken within six months of our review) and we’ll grant you a 90 day access to the online course version of the review.

  • GYN Anatomy and Physiology, Congenital Abnormalities
  • Transabdominal and Transvaginal Exam
  • Gynecological Pathology: Uterine
  • Gynecological Pathology: Ovarian
  • Mock Exam 1: GYN
  • First Trimester OB: Part 1 - Reproductive Physiology
  • First Trimester OB: Parts 2 and 3
  • Mock Exam 2: First Trimester
  • 2nd and 3rd Trimesters, Ultrasound Evaluation of the Brain
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Placenta and Umbilical Cord
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Amniotic Fluid, Multiple Gestation and Complications
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Maternal Complications, Fetal Complications, and 3D imaging
  • Mock Exam 3
  • Essentials of Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Pulse Echo Instrumentation, Storage and Display, and Propagation of Ultrasound through Tissue
  • Transducers
  • Image Controls
  • Imaging Artifacts
  • Quality Assurance and Safety
  • Mock Exam 4 - Sonography Principles and Instrumentation

Topics

  • GYN Anatomy and Physiology, Congenital Abnormalities
  • Transabdominal and Transvaginal Exam
  • Gynecological Pathology: Uterine
  • Gynecological Pathology: Ovarian
  • Mock Exam 1: GYN
  • First Trimester OB: Part 1 - Reproductive Physiology
  • First Trimester OB: Parts 2 and 3
  • Mock Exam 2: First Trimester
  • 2nd and 3rd Trimesters, Ultrasound Evaluation of the Brain
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Placenta and Umbilical Cord
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Amniotic Fluid, Multiple Gestation and Complications
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Maternal Complications, Fetal Complications, and 3D imaging
  • Mock Exam 3
  • Essentials of Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Pulse Echo Instrumentation, Storage and Display, and Propagation of Ultrasound through Tissue
  • Transducers
  • Image Controls
  • Imaging Artifacts
  • Quality Assurance and Safety
  • Mock Exam 4 - Sonography Principles and Instrumentation

Objectives

  • Increase knowledge and competence for successful ultrasound registry examination completion
  • Outline routine scan protocols & measurements for performing transabdominal and endovaginal GYN scanning
  • State the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the ovaries and uterus and differentiate commonly seen pathology seen in premenarchal, postmenarchal, and post-menopausal patients
  • Outline first trimester normal reproductive physiology and identify normal anatomy
  • List first trimester complications and associated ultrasound findings
  • Perform 2nd and 3rd trimester measurement techniques
  • Identify normal and abnormal fetal anatomy in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters in each of the fetal body systems
  • State coexisting disorders affecting pregnancy
  • State the elementary principles of ultrasound including definition of ultrasound, basic properties and units of measure
  • Describe the fundamental principles of sound and the propagation of sound in soft-tissue.
  • Cite the different types of transducers, focusing, sound beam formation and the various types of resolution including: axial, lateral, contrast and temporal
  • Recognize components and terminology of ultrasound equipment and instrumentation
  • Differentiate imaging artifacts by their cause and characteristic appearance
  • Outline safety, quality control, quality assurance and bio-effects concerns regarding operation and maintenance of ultrasound equipment
  • Identify areas of weakness that require additional self-study for successful exam completion
  • Implement scan protocols and diagnostic criteria into clinical practice based on published inter-professional ultrasound guidelines and certification exam outlines. (ACNM, AIUM, ARDMS).

Target Audience

Any nurse midwife who is preparing to take the ARDMS Midwife Sonography Certificate exam. Physicians who need a comprehensive review to increase knowledge and competence and to integrate consistent protocols that meet inter-professional guidelines into clinical practice. Physician participants may include OB-GYN, Primary Care, and Family Practice.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Salvatore LaRusso  M.Ed. RDMS, RT(R)

Senior Instructor Radiology.
Chief Sonographer.
Penn State Children's Hospital.
Hershey PA.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Jill Beithon  RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Staff Sonographer.
Sanford Health.
Fargo, ND.


No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Donald Milburn  RDCS, RVT, NACT, FSDMS

Ultrasound education consultant, Prescott, AZ
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Accreditation Statement

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 24.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

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