The following videos will teach the principles of pregnancy ultrasound, infection control, fetal anatomy, how to date a pregnancy, maternal pelvic anatomy, how to examine amniotic fluid volume, placenta anatomy, fetal presentation, how to identify certain serious complications (such as bleeding, ectopic and multiple gestation pregnancy, and intrauterine growth restriction) and fetal anomalies.

Video 1

Welcome and Introduction to the Course

This video provides a general introduction and overview of the training course.

Video 2

How Ultrasound Works

Learning Objectives:

  1. How Ultrasound Works

  2. How to use the Ultrasound Machine

Video 3

Tomography

Learning Objectives:

  1. Orient the Transducer

  2. Orient the Screen

  3. Rapidly Survey a Pregnant Uterus

  4. Determine Fetal Orientation from a Single Transverse Scan

Video 4

Infection Control

Learning Objectives:

  1. The Purpose of IPC

  2. How to Keep Equipment Clean and Safe

  3. how to Wash Your Hands Properly

  4. How to Properly Cover Your Cough

Video 5

2nd & 3rd Trimester Anatomy

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to Identify Normal Fetal Anatomy of the Head, Heart, Abdomen, Spine, Extremities, Skull, Face, and Brain

Video 6

Fetal Dating: 2nd & 3rd Trimesters

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to Measure the Head, Abdomen, and Femur to find Fetal Age

  2. How to Scan the Correct Level for each Structure

  3. How to Choose the Best Ultrasound Images to Assess Fetal Age in the 2nd and 3rd Trimesters

Video 7

Pelvic Anatomy

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to Identify Normal Structures

  2. How to Identify Common Problems during Pregnancy

Video 8

1st Trimester Anatomy

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to Identify the Following Structures on Ultrasound: Gestational Sac, Yolk Sac, Fetus, Corpus Luteum

  2. How to Describe how the Fetus Grows during the First 13 Weeks

Video 9

1st Trimester Dating

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to Measure "Mean Sac Diameter" to Estimate Fetal Age

  2. How to Measure "Crown Rump Length" to Estimate Fetal Age

  3. How to Choose the Best Ultrasound Images to Assess Fetal Age

Video 10

Amniotic Fluid

Learning Objectives:

  1. Measure the volume of amniotic fluid.

  2. Provide appropriate care if amniotic fluid levels are too low or too high.

Video 11

Placenta

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the position of the placenta

  2. Evaluate for placenta previa

  3. Assess for placental abruption

  4. Conduct appropriate follow up and referrals if you suspect either condition 

Video 12

Fetal Lie and Presentation

Learning Objectives:

  1. Why it is important to identify the fetal lie and presentation

  2. How to identify an abnormal fetal lie or presentation

  3. When to perform a follow up ultrasound

Video 13

1st Trimester Pain and Bleeding

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the normal and abnormal gestational sac

  2. Evaluate fetal cardiac activity

  3. Identify the signs of complete and incomplete miscarriage

  4. Identify the signs of molar pregnancy

  5. Perform appropriate ultrasound followup

Video 14

Ectopic Pregnancy

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the signs of an ectopic pregancy on ultrasound

  2. Assess the risk level of ectopic pregnancy and respond appropriately

Video 15

Multiple Gestation Pregnancy

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify dizygotic and monozygotic twins on ultrasound

  2. Identify complications that can result in high-risk birth

  3. Properly refer patients with multiple gestation to the hospital

Video 16

Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate for IUGR on clinical exam

  2. Evaluate for IUGR with ultrasounds using three different indicators

  3. Make appropriate referrals for IUGR

Video 17

Fetal Anomalies

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify some important abnormalities

  2. Many fetal anomalies cannot be seen by ultrasound or are difficult to see

  3. Some babies you scan may be born with abnormalities you did not see on ultrasound

Video 18

Course Review and Video of Sonographer Scanning a Patient

Learning Objectives:

This video represents a review of what you have learned and shows a sonographer scanning a pregnant woman.

  1. Learn how to make the patient comfortable during the examination

  2. Review how to measure fetal biometry and the amniotic fluid index

  3. Review how to perform the ROBUST scan