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Pelvic Hands-On Workshop February 11, 2023 Asheville NC

We have combined hands-on scanning sessions with online lectures and hands-on scanning videos to provide a comprehensive approach to learning GYN and first trimester ultrasound.

Students will receive immediate access to online lectures to watch at their convenience before the hands-on session. These lectures include foundational information in ultrasound physics, anatomy, scanning technique, pathology and terminology. Access to these lectures will be for one year.

The hands-on scanning session will take place at our Monterey, CA training center. We will be scanning non-gravid pelvic patients along with early first trimester volunteers. We will be focused on transvaginal scanning technique, pelvic anatomy, IUD location, common pathology, ovarian assessment and cervical length.  We cover the first trimester exam including CRL measurements, M-mode, uterine position, ovaries and adnexa.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize basic ultrasound artifacts
  • Discover common pathology and limitations of ultrasound
  • Perform a basic non-gravid ultrasound exam
  • Identify the uterus, ovaries, endometrium and cervix
  • Identify an intrauterine pregnancy and measure the crown rump length
  • Acquire an M-mode tracing of the fetal heart
  • Communicate in a culturally-sensitive manner to patients who refuse transvaginal ultrasounds and discuss available alternatives

CME Credits

This course consists of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™  This course fulfills the ARDMS continuing medical education requirement to apply for the ARDMS Midwife Sonography Certificate.

The presentational method for this activity will be video presentation of Lecture, Case Study Review, Hands-on Demonstration, Simulated or Live Patient, and Lab Exercises. This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of OB/GYN and Primary Care Physicians as well as Nurse Practitioners, Nurse-Midwives, and Physician Assistants. This activity will encompass the following desirable physician attributes: Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, and Practice-Based Learning & Improvement.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC and Sonosession, LLC. The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Curriculum

1
Lecture
2
Scanning Technique
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Put It Into Practice

Put what you have learned into practice. Follow the slides and practice concepts at your facility. This will solidify your knowledge and increase your scanning skills.

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Show Us Your Skills

To help support you after you leave our class, we have developed a new program called “Show Us Your Skills”

Simply text or email images (with patient information removed) and we can evaluate them with you. This is particularly helpful when you are practicing on your own. If you are struggling with technique, interpretation or even your machine, we can provide guidance. Please do not be shy about using this service. We love hearing from our students and look forward to interesting cases. We are still in touch with students that we taught years ago!

This service is included when you purchase one of our monthly hands-on workshop packages. 

Yes! We are proud to provide live patients at all stages of pregnancy. This includes transvaginal scanning in the first trimester. We also include IUD or non-gravid pelvic patients if the group is interested.
Yes! Our courses are small, which allows for customized instruction. Many practitioners arrive with little to no experience. This is an introductory course and we focus on the fundamentals of OB GYN ultrasound.
Of course! We teach all medical practitioners. We even taught a group of paramedics how to perform point of care ultrasound.
We used to do this class over a weekend. We would lecture in the morning and scan in the afternoon. Considering everyone’s busy schedule and time restraints for travel, we decided to put all the lecture online and then condense the workshop to hands-on scanning only. This allows practitioners to review lecture material at their own pace and review it after class. It also allows for a concentrated day of practical hands-on scanning.
We only allow 4 students per course. This allows for maximum individual instruction and hands-on scan time. In a typical day we have at least eight patients. This allows for 15 minutes of scan time per student with each patient. The repetition, scanning patient after patient, provides confidence in scanning technique and interpretation.
Of course! A full list of billing codes, protocols, scanning guidelines and interpretation guidelines are included in the course.
You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you finish this course. This comes with 12 AMA Category 1 CME
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Enrolled: 1 student
Duration: 8 hours
Lectures: 4
Video: 5 hours
Level: Beginner

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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed