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GCUS Midwife Sonography Certificate Review 2019 (VIDEOS)


Midwife Sonography Certificate Review Online Course is designed for nurse midwives who are preparing to take the ARDMS midwifery focused examination. It is also beneficial for OB-GYN physicians who need a review of OB-GYN ultrasound techniques and/or to ensure the ultrasound practice protocols implemented are consistent with published guidelines for physicians and midwife practitioners.


Increase knowledge and competence for successful ultrasound registry examination completion
Outline routine scan protocols & measurements for performing transabdominal and endovaginal GYN scanning
State the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the ovaries and uterus and differentiate commonly seen pathology seen in premenarchal, postmenarchal, and post-menopausal patients
Outline first trimester normal reproductive physiology and identify normal anatomy
List first trimester complications and associated ultrasound findings
Perform 2nd and 3rd trimester measurement techniques
Identify normal and abnormal fetal anatomy in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters in each of the fetal body systems
State coexisting disorders affecting pregnancy
State the elementary principles of ultrasound including definition of ultrasound, basic properties, and units of measure
Describe the fundamental principles of sound and the propagation of sound in soft tissue.
Recognize the different types of transducers
Describe focusing, sound beam formation, and the types of resolution including axial and lateral
Recognize components and terminology of ultrasound equipment and instrumentation
Differentiate imaging artifacts by their cause and characteristic appearance
Outline safety, quality control, quality assurance and bio-effects concerns regarding operation and maintenance of ultrasound equipment
Identify areas of weakness that require additional self-study for successful exam completion
Implement scan protocols and diagnostic criteria into clinical practice based on published inter-professional ultrasound guidelines and certification exam outlines. (ACNM, AIUM, ARDMS).

Any nurse midwife who is preparing to take the ARDMS Midwife Sonography Certificate exam. Physicians who need a comprehensive review to increase knowledge and competence and to integrate consistent protocols that meet inter-professional guidelines into clinical practice. Physician participants may include OB-GYN, Primary Care, and Family Practice.


GYN Anatomy and Physiology, Congenital Abnormalities
Transabdominal and Transvaginal Exam
Gynecological Pathology: Uterine
Gynecological Pathology: Ovarian
GYN Pathology: Adnexal
Mock Exam 1: GYN
First Trimester OB: Reproductive Physiology, Measurements, Pathology
Mock Exam 2: First Trimester
2nd & 3rd Trimesters: Fetal Age Assessment/Measurements, Ultrasound of Fetal Brain
Ultrasound Evaluation of the Fetal Face and Neck, Placenta and Umbilical Cord
Ultrasound Evaluation of: Amniotic Fluid, Multiple Gestations, Maternal Complications, Fetal Complications, and 3D Ultrasound
Mock Exam 3
Essentials of Diagnostic Ultrasound
Pulse Echo Instrumentation, Storage and Display, and Propagation of Ultrasound through Tissue
Image Controls
Imaging Artifacts
Quality Assurance and Safety
Mock Exam 4 – Sonography Principles and Instrumentation

Date of Original Release: 10/10/2019
This edition valid for credit through: 10/10/2022


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