Impetus for “Ultrasound for Midwives” came from ACNM members who wanted the skills to perform scans to meet the needs of their patients, to be properly educated to do so, to be able to officially add this skill to their scope of practice, and to have certification to enable them to bill for the scans they performed. The course has been designed to meet the needs of practicing midwives and worth 8 continuing education credits from ACNM.
At this time, there are very few educational courses related to hands-on scanning, that focus on these specific scanning needs for midwives. The majority of these courses require travel to the educational site to utilize instrumentation that the midwife may or may not be using in their own practice environment.
Therefore, this specific course has been designed to meet the goals of midwives. In addition, the content is designed to meet the requirements of the new Midwifery Sonography Exam that is offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in collaboration with ACNM. The goal is to offer didactic material that directly meets the goals established by the ARDMS/ACNM.
for Midwives is designed to be an introduction to and review for the Midwife
Sonography Examination of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical
Sonographers (ARDMS). This is an overview of Point of Care, limited, obstetric
and basic gyn ultrasound for Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), (Nurse
Practitioners, Midwives and Physician’s Assistants in OB). It includes cross-sectional
anatomy, basic non-pregnant anatomy, dating in all three trimesters of
pregnancy, and common complications in each trimester. It also covers the Biophysical
Profile, basic physics and business aspects, including billing, documentation
and liability. The scope of practice for APPs according to the American
Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the American College of Nurse-Midwives
is covered in detail. (This course is not a review of overall fetal anatomy or
anomalies other than necessary for dating criteria.)
***8 CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FROM ACNM FOR COURSE***
Ms. Gegor’s an alumnae of Georgetown University as a CNM. Her midwifery clinical practice took place at The Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland. As an educator, Ms Gegor was the Program Director for the Georgetown University’s Nurse-Midwifery & WHNP Program. She has been a co-author and editor of Varney’s Midwifery.
Ultrasound remained a part of her patient care and clinical teaching. Now it is a pleasure to assist midwives to learn the important skill of ultrasound to improve the quality of bedside care.
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