Course Overview

This course provides the didactic education that is required by AIUM, AWHONN, and ACOG for medical professionals who are seeking to perform limited obstetric sonography exams within a clinical setting.

  • Introduction to the Pro-Life
    Medical Clinic Model

    Risk Management Consultant Beth Chase compares and contrasts the Pregnancy Resource Center of yesterday with the Pregnancy Medical Clinic of today. We will discuss how to minimize risk as you expand your services, elevate your profile, and grow your ministry.

  • Nursing Accountability
    and Assessments

    Miki Tavares, RN, will review and discuss the nurse’s responsibilities and accountability, and the strict guidelines for the performance of a limited obstetric ultrasound (first trimester/second trimester).

  • How Ultrasound
    Works

    Current technology has become very sophisticated and the actual function of the ultrasound machine is more complex than ever. In this section, the physics and terms commonly used in ultrasound are presented by Dr. Susan Rutherford in a simple and understandable manner.

  • Introduction to
    Obstetric Ultrasound Imaging

    Dr. Susan Rutherford presents a complete and thorough review of normal and abnormal first and second trimester limited obstetrical ultrasound, fetal anatomy, scanning techniques, fetal growth, and guidelines for ultrasound.

  • Clinical Application of Obstetric Ultrasound

    Dr. Susan Rutherford covers early pregnancy information such as gestational age, hCG testing, ultrasound results, early pregnancy loss, and early ultrasound findings as it relates to the care of the patient within the Pregnancy Medical Clinic setting.

  • Medical Director's Responsibilities

    The Medical Director has a vital role in the Pregnancy Medical Clinic. Dr. Rutherford discusses the best way to work with your medical director within the guidelines of the organization’s structure.

  • Tort Issues Specific to the
    Pro-Life Medical Clinics

    Beth Chase illustrates basic tort concepts and how to help protect your medical clinic from lawsuits.

  • Infection Control

    Miki Tavares, RN, will demonstrate the techniques to sterilize the exam room between patients and at the end of the day to keep everyone safe.

  • Knobology

    Miki Tavares, RN, demonstrates the most used knobs on the ultrasound machine and shows the differences in adjustments on a live patient with a 14-week fetus.

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About this course

The Complete Ultrasound Didactic Course

  • $697.00

    $697 first attendee / $497 additional attendees**
    PMC Network members please call 509-886-4894 to get a $100 discount off your first attendee.

    **Must be from the same organization and registered at the same time to receive the discounted price. Email Reneé Wooten if you have additional attendees.
    renee@didacticmasterclass.com

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The Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course!

    • Questionnaire

    • Navigating The Course

    • Course Manual

    • More resources for you - Additional tools to download.

  • 2

    Introduction to the PRO-LIFE Women’s Medical Clinic Model

    • Pro-Life clinic history and where we are today

  • 3

    Torts Training

    • What every staff member and volunteer needs to know.

  • 4

    Nursing Accountability and Assessments

    • Standards of practice and patient evaluation process

    • Test your learning - Nursing Accountability and Assessments

    • Q&A - Nursing Accountability and Assessments

  • 5

    How Ultrasound Works

    • Physics and Instrumentation - Part 1: Improve your understanding of how images are formed using sound waves.

    • Test your learning - How Ultrasound Works - Part 1

    • Physics and Instrumentation - Part 2: Technical pitfalls (such as image artifact) causing suboptimal imaging due to physics and operator performance. Learn to move the transducer in various manners to improve image quality.

    • Test your learning - How Ultrasound Works - Part 2

    • How Ultrasound Works - Q&A with Dr. Rutherford

  • 6

    Introduction to Obstetric Ultrasound Imaging

    • Terminology and Guidelines for Limited Obstetric Ultrasound: Pregnancy help center objectives for limited ultrasounds in the context of national guidelines.

    • Test your learning 1 - Introduction to Obstetric Ultrasound Part 1

    • Pregnancy Care Setting and Transabdominal Scan Techniques: 3. Identify the necessary fetal views and proper caliper placement to obtain fetal measurements.

    • Test your learning 2 - Introduction to Obstetric Ultrasound Imaging - Part 1 Continued

    • First Trimester Examination, Abnormal Findings, and Documentation: Improve your confidence in identifying normal findings in the first trimester.

    • Test your learning 3 - Introduction to Obstetric Ultrasound Imaging - Part 3

    • Q&A Intro to Obstetric Ultrasound Imaging

  • 7

    Clinical Applications of Obstetric Ultrasound

    • Ultrasound results and first trimester observations: How ultrasound helps in common situations, such as uncertain LMP or gestational age. Abnormal ultrasound findings. Understanding of the types of clinical problems you may encounter.

    • Test your learning - Clinical Applications of Obstetric Ultrasound

  • 8

    Medical Director Responsibilities

    • Responsibilities of a Medical Director and/or Medical Executive Committee: Qualifications and credentialing requirements for Medical Director and independent provider medical staff. Quality improvement and professional oversight.

    • Test your learning - Medical Director Responsibilities

  • 9

    Infection Control

    • How to properly sanitize and disinfect patient care areas.

  • 10

    Knobology

    • Knobology Documentation for your Manual

    • Learn the knobs and how it affects an image and the techniques of moving the abdominal probe on a pregnant patient.

  • 11

    Final Exam

    • Final Exam - Part 1

    • Final Exam - Part 2

    • Final Exam - Part 3

    • Final Exam - Part 4

  • 12

    Next steps

    • Before You Go

    • Lastly - Your Certificate

Materials You'll Receive

  • Course Manual

    Follow the instructors with beautifully detailed manuals and plenty of room for note taking.

  • Additional Tools

    Included with the manual are policies and procedures, forms, logs, and information for your clinic’s use.

  • Bonus Material

    All modules of the training have a discussion forum to ask questions and hear from an expert as well as each other.

Reviews

What Students Are Saying

5 star rating

Limited Obstetric Ultrasound Didactic Training

Nancy Prins, RN

Dr. Rutherford is so very knowledgeable and able to explain things so well. I have taken other didactic classes and have heard all of this before but there ...

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Dr. Rutherford is so very knowledgeable and able to explain things so well. I have taken other didactic classes and have heard all of this before but there was just something the way she presented it that made things click for me (or else I am very slow indeed!!) You can tell she has a passion for what she does and the ladies and babies that she cares for. She is very professional yet down to earth and personable. I am very thankful that this course was offered free of charge during the covid crisis and also really loved/need the opportunity to stop and rerun and listen to things again. Thank you for a great class.

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How Ultrasound Works

Donna Laubach, RN, BSN

A very good lesson and easy to understand. I liked seeing the animation as Dr. Rutherford explained about how US works. It really helped me to understand b...

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A very good lesson and easy to understand. I liked seeing the animation as Dr. Rutherford explained about how US works. It really helped me to understand better!

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Excellent!

Carol Tucker, RN-COB MSN MA

Most thorough and informative In-service I have been to in years!

Most thorough and informative In-service I have been to in years!

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Introduction to Obstetric Ultrsound

May Joy Gilberg, RN, BSN

This topic was very fascinating and riveting. The instructor was also very engaging! Something I will have to review later just for the fun of it!

This topic was very fascinating and riveting. The instructor was also very engaging! Something I will have to review later just for the fun of it!

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Outstanding training

Tonya Hoglen, RN

I am new to ultrasound and the lectures were thorough but simple enough for someone who had no previous experience to understand... and the instructors were ...

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I am new to ultrasound and the lectures were thorough but simple enough for someone who had no previous experience to understand... and the instructors were delightful with their delivery. I was able to grasp the information and I am especially thankful for the downloadable manual that I now have to keep for future reference. Thank you so very much for offering this training!

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Welcome to the Course

Sharon Mikelle Challenger, RN

Very helpful. Excited to review and use the sample forms.

Very helpful. Excited to review and use the sample forms.

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Nursing Accountability and Assessments

Valerie Long, RN, BSN

Very informative. Enjoyed this class very much. Spoke to my heart as well as provided useful info.

Very informative. Enjoyed this class very much. Spoke to my heart as well as provided useful info.

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Informative and Helpful information that will

Cathy Perry, Center Director

Thank you for providing this very detailed, informative and helpful training. I look forward to applying the knowledge.

Thank you for providing this very detailed, informative and helpful training. I look forward to applying the knowledge.

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Torts in the PMC Setting

Laura Farrugia, RN, Executive Director

This is one of the best teaching tools for legal issues that I have seen. I am asking all of our volunteers, staff and board members to complete it. Thank yo...

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This is one of the best teaching tools for legal issues that I have seen. I am asking all of our volunteers, staff and board members to complete it. Thank you for a really great, professional presentation!

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Medical Director Responsibilities

Mary Brainerd RN

This was a great. Learned some new and helpful information Thank You!

This was a great. Learned some new and helpful information Thank You!

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5 star rating

Amazing!!!

Meghann Shallcross, RN

This course was amazing! I have had an extra long ultrasound training period (no thanks to a certain pandemic) and was able to do this course in addition to ...

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This course was amazing! I have had an extra long ultrasound training period (no thanks to a certain pandemic) and was able to do this course in addition to completing a course from a different company. Hands down this was the course to go with and have told my clinic to use it for training future employees from now on. Thank you for putting together such a clear, concise and easy to follow training and all of the downloads to print were so helpful! I feel so much more confident now as I start out, and really I just can't say enough good things! Thank you!!

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Preparing you for changing lives

Good to know

  • Testing your Knowledge

    We’ve provided a quiz after each module and a final exam. We hope that you use these exercises as a learning tool to prepare yourself for the next step of hands-on training.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Once you've completed the course and exam with a passing score, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion and will be equipped with the preliminary knowledge needed for the hands-on portion of ultrasound training.

  • Hands-on Training

    This course does not cover the clinical hands-on requirement to become competent in providing limited obstetric ultrasound. This is additional on-site training.

Instructors

About

Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Susan Rutherford, MD, FACOG

Dr. Rutherford graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also the former President of the Washington State Obstetrical Association. Currently, Dr. Rutherford is the President and Medical Director of 3W Medical For Women, a reproductive health care clinic located in the University of Washington area in Seattle.

Senior Instructor

Beth Chase

Beth has over 35 years of experience serving pregnancy medical clinics. She launched the second pregnancy medical clinic in the nation in the early 1990s. Beth and her husband, Craig, have helped over 300 pregnancy help organizations implement medical pregnancy diagnosis services using ultrasound. Beth has served on NIFLA's board of directors and worked with Focus on the Family's Option Ultrasound Project.

RN / Staff Nurse Options360 Women’s Clinic

Miki Tavares, RN

Miki has been performing limited OB ultrasound scans at Options360° Women’s Clinic in Southwest Washington for 10 years. She has served as both Nurse Manager and Staff Nurse. Miki’s career includes L&D nurse for 30 years, Community Health Nurse, Childbirth Educator, and CPR Instructor.

This course has been approved for 12 CE’s

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17540, for 12 contact hours.

Who is this course for?

Ultrasound Didactic Training for the Pro-Life movement.

  • Physicians & Physician Assistants

  • Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Licensed Practical Nurses

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Certified Nurse Midwives

Additional Courses

Great for new staff, new volunteers, and annual in-service events.