We are so honored to be hosting another hands-on ultrasound workshop at the ACNM Annual Meeting this year. The workshop is on Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort + Convention Center in Washington, DC.

This one-day workshop consists of lecture, live demonstration, and hands-on scanning sessions. The day will begin with three hours of lecture consisting of image orientation, machine knobology, basic first trimester scanning including CRL measurements, m-mode, gestational sac evaluation, ovaries, and anomalies.  We will also include the third trimester scan and review fetal lie, viability, placenta, amniotic fluid assessment, biometry to include estimated fetal weight percentile, and the biophysical profile. The lecture portion will be a combination of PowerPoint, videos and hands on scanning demonstrations with a portion reserved for a question and answer session.


8:00-8:45             First things first

8:45-9:15              Ultrasound in the First Trimester

9:15-9:30              Transvaginal and transabdominal scanning technique

9:30-10:15            Third Trimester Scanning

10:15-10:45          Anomalies and abnormal findings

10:45-11:00          Question and Answer


Hands-On Session


Each participant will receive 2 hours of hands-on scanning time in our live scanning session. Members will be divided into groups of 4 depending on skill level and desired outcome. Groups will rotate through stations to practice a variety of skills.

The session will have individual stations set up to include the following:

  1. Seven week transvaginal scanning phantom– This phantom provides hands on scanning technique for measuring the crown rump, evaluating the gestation sac and yolk sac, identifying the uterus and ovaries. This includes transvaginal image orientation and transducer manipulation technique.
  2. Ectopic transvaginal scanning phantom– This phantom contains a 6 week ectopic pregnancy allowing the student to properly measure the endometrial thickness, identify fluid in the posterior cul de sac, evaluate ovaries and an ectopic pregnancy.
  3. Live non-gravid pelvic- Members can practice transabdominally and transvaginally- evaluating the uterus, endometrial thickness, ovaries and cervix.
  4. Live third trimester pregnancy– Members will have the opportunity to practice biometry, the biophysical profile, amniotic fluid assessment, placenta location, fetal lie and cervix.


Online Material

Each participant will receive access to Sonosession’s online course, Introduction to Ultrasound for Nurse Midwives. This material will be available before the conference to prepare you for the hands-on scanning session. This course is a combination of PowerPoint lectures, video demonstrations and case study review. You will receive an additional 6 CME credits for this online portion.

A total of 12 CME credits will be given for this workshop.

This workshop has limited space. 

You can sign up here: http://annualmeeting.midwife.org/registration/