Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Limited Ob Ultrasound

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for the nurse-midwife, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or other medical professional who has limited or no formal training in diagnostic ultrasound and wishes to learn the basic concepts of limited ultrasound applications in Obstetrics.

Program Description

This two day program covers the AWHON recommended curriculum for Limited OB Ultrasound.  Live demonstrations and hands-on scanning sessions are utilized extensively to teach ultrasound scanning techniques and protocols.  Lectures are geared toward recognition of normal anatomy and common disorders, understanding of the protocols and standards, and performing appropriate measurements and documentation of the procedure.

Lecture Topics

Typical presentations in this program include:

  • Introduction to Ultrasound Physics for Obstetric Imaging
  • Introduction to Ultrasound Instrumentation
  • Normal Pelvic Ultrasound Anatomy
  • Transabdominal Scanning Techniques
  • Transvaginal Pelvic Scanning Techniques
  • Introduction to Ultrasound Evaluation of the Cervix
  • Demonstration of Pelvic Ultrasound Scanning
  • 1st Trimester Pregnancy
  • Basic Obstetrical Measurements
  • Basic Fetal Anatomy
  • Guidelines for Limited Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Basics of Fetal Biophysical Profile
  • Amniotic Fluid Assessment
  • Demonstration of Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound Imaging
  • Self-Assessment and Case Review

Click the date you would like to register for:

January 11-13, 2018
March 15-17, 2018
June 7-10, 2018
October 18-20, 2018

Program Coordinator:
Oksana H. Baltarowich, MD

Educational Objectives

On completion of this course the participant should be able to:

•       describe the basic principles of ultrasound

•       recognize and identify normal structures of the female pelvis on ultrasound images

•       recognize and identify fetal position and presentation

•       distinguish between normal and abnormal ultrasound findings in pelvic and fetal                  ultrasound

•       list and describe the basic fetal measurements

•       list and describe the elements of fetal biophysical profile 

•       Improve patient care through implementation of limited OB ultrasound in their clinical            practice

•       Assess their current practice in light of the information and discussions in during the                course and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing                        improvementprocess for their practice of limited OB ultrasound

Optional Hands-on Session

An optional instructional hands-on scanning session is held on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to approximately noon.  During the session participants perform transabdominal and transvaginal pelvic scanning on non-pregnant models, and transabdominal limited OB scanning on third-trimester pregnant models. Register early, Hands-on is available on a limited first-come first-served basis.

CME Credits & Tuition

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Below please see the maximum number of credits to be earned for each portion of the program.  Please claim only the amount of credit commensurate with your time/involvement in the course.

If you attended...                                      The maximum credits you can earn are...
Entire Course ONLY                                                   13 credits
Entire Course AND Hands-On                             16 credits      

This activity has also been approved by the ACNM for 12 Contact Hours.  

Tuition Fee: $950 plus an additional $300 for the Optional Saturday Hands-On Session

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, please notify us immediately in writing to JUREI@Jefferson.edu. Your registration payment, less an administrative fee of $100, is refundable if written notification is received 10 business days prior to the course. After that time, refunds are not possible, but your payment - less the administrative fee - may be transferred to a future course for use within one calendar year if a request is made in writing to JUREI@Jefferson.edu. A registrant may only transfer their registration a maximum of three times. We reserve the right to cancel this course at any time. We will contact you should cancellation be necessary. If you have any questions, please call the Ultrasound Education Office at 215-955-8533.