What you will learn

Course description: 

This one day, physician-led course will inspire the learner to consider the implementation of obstetric ultrasound protocols into their current practice to aid in the standardization of exams and increase diagnostic confidence. The course will also cover research supporting universal cervical length screening and how the learner may introduce this evaluation within their own practice. We will conclude with an update on ultrasound evaluation of the placenta and other common conditions encountered during obstetric ultrasound.

The course will be presented by Michael S. Ruma, MD, MPH, who is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and physician partner at Perinatal Associates of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. His clinical interests include research in the standardization of patient care, checklist utilization in obstetric ultrasound and efficiency in the perinatal practice. 



Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of protocols and standardization in other industry
  • Acknowledge the call to action from obstetric professional agencies to implement protocols
  • Review evidence-based data on standardized imaging for obstetrical ultrasound
  • Design and implement SmartExam Protocols for obstetric ultrasound exams
  • Demonstrate skills learned in the hands-on experience using SmartExam Protocols during obstetric ultrasound exams
  • Review evidence-based data on the use of universal transvaginal cervical length screening  
  • Explain transvaginal cervical length screening and discuss the experience of implementing it in practice
  • Discuss standardizing the OB follow up evaluation
  • Review the Smart Exam Protocol tools on the EPIQ system
  • Perform an OB ultrasound and record the protocol
Course details

Course Code: 


Delivery method: 

  • Peer-to-Peer Workshop


  • English


1 Day

Course instructor(s) : 

Michael S. Ruma, MD, MPH

Course disclaimer: 

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