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Ultrasound Simulation

Ultrasound Simulation

Ultrasound scanning is a key skill for all O+G trainees and is a core procedural skill in the curriculum. 

To support trainees to achieve their ultrasound competencies, NES is working to try to ensure that each region has access to an ultrasound simulator (this may be shared with Radiology trainees).

Curriculum

For up to date information about the ultrasound curricular requirements please see the RCOG website https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/careers-training/specialty-training-curriculum/ultrasound-training/introduction/

Table 1: Ultrasound Procedures (Adapted from the O+G Procedures table in the Core Curriculum Definitive Document)

 

 

Mandatory ultrasound skills to be completed by end of ST3

Intermediate ultrasound skills (mandatory in some ATSMs/subspecialty training

Gynaecology

Transabdominal examination of early pregnancy (first trimester)

Ultrasound examination of early pregnancy complications

Ultrasound examination in gynaecology (non-pregnant patient)

Obstetric

Transabdominal examination in later pregnancy (second and third trimester)

Transabdominal examination of biometry in later pregnancy (formative only)

Transabdominal examination of fetal anatomy and biometry in later pregnancy

Transvaginal examination in later pregnancy

Early pregnancy defined as <14-weeks and later pregnancy defined as >14-weeks

Online Resources (free)

Introduction to ultrasound eBook (from ISUOG)

ISUOG Lectures on a range of gynae, early pregnancy and obstetric ultrasound topics

‘How to’ articles from ISUOG. Includes cervical length and assessment of position in labour

e-learning for health modules:

Learning path “Clinical Imaging”. Includes modules:

15 Ultrasound – Gynaecological

21 Ultrasound – Obstetric

NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (Has good fetal cardiac videos)

The Fetal Medicine Foundation. Has online modules for a range of obstetric ultrasound topics    

Regional Ultrasound Coordinators

For more information about access to ultrasound simulation in your region please contact your regional Ultrasound Coordinator:

Dr Katy Orr

Dr Katy Orr

Ultrasound Coordinator

East of Scotland

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Dr Lena Crichton

Dr Lena Crichton

North of Scotland

North of Scotland

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Dr Marie-Anne Ledingham

Dr Marie-Anne Ledingham

Ultrasound Coordinator

West of Scotland

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Dr Shona Cowan

Dr Shona Cowan

Ultrasound Coordinator

South East of Scotland

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This page was last updated on: 17.11.2021 at 13.13


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