This Basic Obstetric Ultrasound Exam – Six-Step Approach teaches a six-step approach for assessing pregnancy at the point of care. In six steps, learn how to use ultrasound to identify conditions in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy that have immediate patient care implications and/or that require planning for subsequent perinatal care and delivery in a facility that is equipped and staffed for obstetric complications. The basic principles for assessing fetal presentation and lie, fetal cardiac activity, presence of multiple pregnancy, placental location within the uterus, amniotic fluid volume, and fetal biometry are discussed in detail. Although designed for point-of-care healthcare professionals that care for pregnant patients, this module is also of relevance for maternal health workers practicing in resource-constrained environments.
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 the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 3 hours of ACEP Category I credit.