Institute in Limited Obstetric Ultrasound
Purpose of Course
The course is designed to equip the leadership and staff of pregnancy medical clinics to achieve excellence in the provision of ultrasound services to clients.
- Three-day course
- Two tracks: Medical and Director — these tracks address both medical and administrative concerns
- 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. — Registration and breakfast
- 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. — Both tracks meet together
- 2:00 p.m. — Directors split off on their own, both tracks continue separately
- 5:00 p.m. — Day ends
- 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. — Breakfast
- 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. — Focus is on workshops designed specifically for each track
- 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. — Breakfast
- 8:00 a.m. — Medical Track departs to host clinic site to continue with hands-on education, Director Track continues with their workshops separately
- 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. — Course ends, certificates are given out
Who Should Attend?
Medical professionals that would benefit from this three-day course are registered nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered diagnostic medical sonographers. If you have questions regarding any other medical professional attending this course you should contact NIFLA’s Vice President of Medical Services, Audrey Stout, at (540) 372-3930. Each attendee for this track will receive a certificate of attendance listing 20.2 contact hours*. Additional hands-on supervised training is required**.
A must-read before registering for the Ultrasound Conferences:
Statement of Competency in Ultrasound Training
Medical Course Content
This course follows the guidelines from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for training in limited obstetric ultrasound. NIFLA is an approved continuing education provider (California Board of Registered Nursing provider #14563).
*This three-day course is approved for 20.2 contact hours. 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. In addition, the NIFLA Institute in Limited Obstetric Ultrasound course is approved to offer up to 16 CMEs for any RDMS attendees.
NOTE: This three-day course is the first step of training for nurses to become competent in providing limited ultrasound at pregnancy medical clinics. It consists of two days didactic training and one day of live ultrasound scanning. The standards of medical practice require that to become competent in providing this service a nurse must have, in addition to the instruction at this course, 50-75 supervised scans overseen by an RDMS and the medical director for the pregnancy medical clinic.
**In order to provide this additional on-site training, NIFLA endorses the training program of Soundview Imaging Partners. For more information, go to www.soundviewimaging.org.
Individuals that will benefit from this three-day course are executive directors, center directors, client services directors, board members and CEO’s. Each attendee for this track will receive a certificate of attendance.
Topics covered in the Director Track include many issues helpful for converting to and operating a medical clinic including: conflict resolution, annual directional statements, director evaluation/employment contract, legal protections, child abuse reporting, medical informed consent, dealing with minors, best practices, HIPAA, medical malpractice insurance, personnel issues and fundraising.