The RCOG curriculum now requires that all trainees have practical training in basic obstetric ultrasound, comprising two modules on early pregnancy ultrasound (8-12 weeks) and ultrasound assessment of fetal size, liquor and the placenta. These two practical modules need to be underpinned with a sound theoretical basis, which this course is designed to offer. It also will serve as the basis for those trainees developing their skills further with the intermediate ultrasound modules both in obstetrics and gynaecology.
This is primarily a theoretical course however, this course will provide opportunity for basic hands on training in the basic technique of TV ultrasound and TA assessment of pregnancy. The focus will be on technique and practical training to enhance the scan image quality, providing participants with an opportunity to put the theory of the early morning lectures into practice.
After attending the meeting, you will:
- Become familiar with ideal machine set up and use of the transabdominal probe (including probe orientation)
- Gain competence in undertaking a basic ‘dating scan’ using transabdominal scanning between 8-12 weeks gestation
- Understand the indications for a fetal anatomy scan
- Understand the applications and limitations of ultrasound and when referral is required
Who should attend?
- All Trainees and Consultants in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- All those wanting to understand the basic principles and application of obstetric ultrasound
- Staff Doctors, Staff Grades, Trust Doctors and Associate Specialists
Dr Anne Marie Coady, Hull
Dr Sarah Bower FRCOG, London
Honorary Director of Conferences
Mr Nick Panay MRCOG, London