Competency Test 1st Trimester

The SWI/UNBORN.COM Limited Ultrasound Course
For 1st Trimester Competency Test  

Applying U/S Basics and Physics

  • Obtain pertinent patient history
  • Hold  transducer correctly & recognize proper orientation of the transducer to the anatomy being reviewed
  • Correctly adjust focal zones, frequency, depth and gain settings to ensure the best resolution of the image
  • Recognize basic knob-logy of the controls needed to perform all functions of the U/S exam

Image and Label Appropriate Anatomy & Measurements

  • Image/label in the sagital plane the lower uterine segment, including the vaginal canal, cervix, bladder and uterine contents. (GS, CRL, NO IUP, Uterine Pathology) Label as SAG ML
  • In the sagital plane, sweep through the uterus to the Rt. & Lt. adnexa to demonstrate an IUP Pregnancy vs Ectopic.
  • In the transverse plane, sweep inferior to superior to demonstrate vaginal and cervical canal, uterus. Continue to sweep until out of the fundus. Image and label mid transverse uterus.
  • Magnify or zoom  into the fundus of the uterus to demonstrate GS, CRL, Yolk Sac, Endometrium or abnormal finding in uterus.
  • Measure and document the gestational age.
  • Demonstrate heart rhythm with M-mode and measure BPM
  • Take Proper Images for the reading Physician Sag/ML/Trans of uterus/ +/- heartbeat/Fetal lie/ growth measurements
  • Recognize and image the signs of a missed, complete or threatened AB and the signs of an ectopic pregnancy. For additional images for pathology consult your medical physician
  • Print pictures of the baby to give to Mom.
  • Prepare final report and images for the reading physician
  • Understand  the procedures of your PCC for follow up, normal and abnormal  ultrasound findings.

Competency Test Results:
Trainee Name:_________________     Date: ________________
Initial Instructor/Trainee_______________ Date:_________________
Final Instructor:______________________ Date:________________

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