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OSATS, intermediate ultrasound of early pregnancy complications

This page sets out the OSATS requirements for the intermediate ultrasound of early pregnancy complications module.

You have to be competent in:

Ultrasound diagnosis of normal early pregnancy

  • Counsel patient about the procedure
  • Appropriate probe selection and machine operation
  • Identify and assess uterus
  • Identify and assess gestational sac within the uterine cavity
  • Look for an embryo/heart activity/yolk sac and measure if appropriate
  • Measure mean gestational sac diameter (MGSD) and crown-rump length (CRL)
  • Examine the adnexae and pouch of Douglas
  • Interpret ultrasound findings in the context of the clinical setting
  • Communicate results to patient and advise on management as appropriate
  • Complete written structured ultrasound report
  • Arrange appropriate follow-up

Ultrasound diagnosis of early embryonic demise

  • Counsel patient about the procedure
  • Appropriate probe selection and machine operation
  • Identify and assess uterus
  • Identify and assess gestational sac within the uterine cavity
  • Look for an embryo/heart activity/yolk sac and measure if appropriate
  • Measure mean gestational sac diameter (MGSD) and crown-rump length (CRL)
  • Examine the adnexae and pouch of Douglas
  • Interpret ultrasound findings in the context of the clinical setting
  • Communicate results to patient and advise on management as appropriate
  • Complete written structured ultrasound report
  • Arrange appropriate follow-up

Ultrasound diagnosis of a woman with suspected ectopic pregnancy

  • Counsel patient about the procedure
  • Appropriate probe selection and machine operation
  • Identify and assess the uterus and endometrium
  • Identify and assess the ovaries and corpus luteum
  • Assess pouch of Douglas
  • Examine adnexae
  • Identify and measure ectopic pregnancy
  • Examine for the presence of embryo and cardiac activity
  • Interpret ultrasound findings in the context of the clinical setting
  • Communicate results to patient and advise on management as appropriate
  • Complete written structured ultrasound report
  • Arrange appropriate follow-up

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