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This course is designed to empower and equip nurses and sonographers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide high quality limited obstetric ultrasound within the pregnancy help community. Whether you are looking to begin performing scans in your center or are looking to refine and enhance your current skills, this training is for you.
The didactic portion of the training is composed of nine modules appropriate for nurses and sonographers on important topics like ultrasound physics, first trimester scanning, legal and ethical questions, knobology, and more. Available in a convenient and easily accessible on demand format, the didactic portions of of the training can be completed on your own schedule over a six month period.
Nurses who wish to perform ultrasound in their clinic will also be asked to complete the Clinical Component of the course by performing a minimum of 75 scans at their center under the supervision of a qualified RDMS OB/Gyn Sonographer, qualified RN who has completed ultrasound training, or Physician. By successfully completing both the didactic and clinical components, nurses will have met AWHONN suggested guidelines regarding nurses scanning limited obstetrical ultrasounds and will be qualified to perform limited obstetrical ultrasounds in pregnancy medical clinics.
CA BON provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16061 for eight contact hours.
Module I- The Power of Seeing
Module II- Ultrasound Physics
Module III- The Basics
Module IV- First Trimester Imaging
Module V- Beyond the First Trimester
Module VI- Image Review 1
Module VII- The Standards
Module VIII- Self-Care
Module IX- Image Reivew II
By purchasing this training, will I be able to perform scans in my center?
Completion of the training requires not only viewing all material, but passing all of the quizzes and successfully completing the clinical component under the supervision of a qualified RDMS OB/Gyn sonographer, RN, or Physician. Performing ultrasound requires use of new technology and the development of new skills that may prove difficult to learn. Inability or failure to successfully complete each of these elements means you will not have met the suggested criteria for nurses to perform ultrasound established by AWOHNN and will not earn a completion certificate.
Additionally, your organization has specific policies and procedures in place regarding who can perform ultrasound scans at your center or clinic. Upon completion of the training, it will be at your Medical Director and/or Nurse Manger's discretion who at your organization performs scans.
Who can supervise my scans for completing the Clinical Component?
The observer may be an RDMS (OB/Gyn) sonographer, OB physician or RN that has previously successfully completed a program that follows AWHONN guidelines and has a minimum of 1 year experience at the Center.
How many people can go through the training when I purchase a subscription?
To ensure proper tracking for record keeping purposes, a separate enrollment is needed for each individual completing the training. No shared enrollment is permitted. If available, no credit will be awarded to anyone other the individual enrolled in the training.
What happens if I don't complete my training in six months?
Please see our official refund policy for more information.
Can I add the training to the private course for my center?
No, due to the nature of this training and to ensure that guidelines established by AWOHN and the California Board of Nursing are met, this training is not available for use in a private course. However, any nurse or sonographer interested in the training can take the course using the same login information they currently use to access your center's private course.
Tammy Stearns MS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R), FSDMS
Bryan Williams MHA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, RDCS
1. Refunds for non-attendance will only be awarded if non-attendance is the direct result of an unplanned or unannounced outage. When a registrant is unable to access a webinar/course due to an unplanned or unannounced server outage of Heartbeat International Academy, the HeartbeatInternational.org website, or HeartbeatServices.org website, Heartbeat International will contact the registrant to notify them of the refund due them and issue the refund. Refund will be made to the registrant within 1 week of the cancelled event subject to processing fees.
2. When a course/webinar is cancelled for which individuals have registered, Heartbeat International will send a notification to each registrant per email or phone. Full refund will be sent to registrant within one week of cancellation.
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