All Director Track attendees will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
NIFLA is an approved continuing education provider (California Board of Registered Nursing provider #14563). At the completion of this course, all Medical Track attendees will receive a certificate for 20.2 CEU contact hours which is transferable to other states.
In addition, the NIFLA Institute in Limited Obstetric Ultrasound course is approved to offer up to 16 CMEs for any RDMS attendees through the SDMS.
20.2 contact hour. CEUs are based upon the CA Board of Nursing calculation of 1 CEU equals 50 minutes of classroom instruction, or three 50 minutes of clinical instruction. Attendees should verify their state accepts 50 minutes of instruction for 1 CEU and if not adjust the CEUs claimed accordingly.
Please note: 20.2 CEUs is the number given for the completion of this course in its entirety. Leaving early, arriving late or missing some of the course sessions will affect the number of CEUs you will be eligible to claim.
New in 2020
Advanced clinical providers (MDs, NPs, & PAs) are now eligible to apply for 13 additional CMEs through NIFLA’s Institute in Limited Obstetric Ultrasound course and the supplemental “Placenta and Cervix Lecture” webinar.
Provided by the Christian Medical & Dental Association (CMDA). In addition to the course, those desiring CMEs to prepare to interpret limited OB ultrasound images (as per AIUM Guidelines) should view the supplemental “Placenta and Cervix Lecture” found on this site under the Sound Imaging Tips Webinars to receive CME credit. The cost of the supplemental webinar is included in the CME fee.
This will be an additional cost of $195.
To obtain these additional CMEs:
- You can add this additional payment during the registration process for a course.
- If you have already registered, you can log in on this site, select Member Products and you will see the option to pay for these additional credits.
- Once you have made your payment, an email will be sent to you with instructions from the CMDA to obtain your certificate.
- The certificate can only be obtained once the course has been completed.
- You must participate in the classroom setting training as well as watch the webinar, “Placenta and Cervix Lecture”, found on this site to receive all 13 CMEs.
Important: If you desire these additional CMEs you will need to pay for and apply BEFORE the start of your selected course.
Already Registered for an Ultrasound Course?
If you have already registered for one of NIFLA’s Institute in Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound courses, you can pay the additional $195 as an add-on to your registration for the additional CMEs. Click the following link for more information:
Purchase CMDA CMEs
Information From the CMDA
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA). Christian Medical & Dental Associations is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- Describe the legal and ethical basis of performing limited obstetric ultrasound in the pregnancy medical clinic setting.
- Determine the indications for limited obstetric ultrasound examinations according to nationally recognized guidelines of the AIUM, ACOG and AWHONN.
- Describe how to locate the placenta and identify previa.
- Identify the policies, procedures and protocols necessary to provide safe and excellent patient care.
- Evaluate the patient’s response to ultrasound findings and implement appropriate intervention based upon that response.
- Provide appropriate assessment, communication and education regarding the ultrasound procedure, its purpose, limitations and findings.
- Describe the basic principles of ultrasound physics in creating an image and how to assure safe practices.
- Identify landmarks required to document an intrauterine pregnancy, estimate the gestational age and confirm a heartbeat.
- List important medical needs of the pregnancy medical clinic patient.
- Critique ultrasound images to determine adequate documentation of intrauterine pregnancy, estimated gestational age and cardiac activity.