2021 Training WORKING

2021 Ultrasound Courses for New Nurses & Refreshing Skills Located in Las Vegas & Michigan

Las Vegas: Class A: Mar. 1 – 3, 2021 Class B: Mar. 4 – 6, 2021 On Line Didactics: February            Michigan: Class A: June 14 -16, 2021 Class B: June 16 – 18, 2021 On Line Didactics: May Retreat at Lake House: June 18 – 20, 2021    Michigan Class A: Aug. 30 – Sept.1, 2021 Class B: Sept. 1-3, 2021 Didactics: August Retreat at Lake House: Sept. 3 – 5, 2021

Register Now – Class Size Limited

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For Michigan Training the locations are TBD and will be updated on unborn.com. For those interested in staying over on the weekend, a retreat will be planned at Shari’s home in Port Huron. More info to come.

About First Choice Pregnancy Services (FCPS)

“We opened mid December 2004. Due to our strategic location, next to a late term abortion center we serve a high number of clients – including abortion bound clients. Averaging 8-15 scans per day, First Choice is a great place to refresh your all-around ultrasound skills! Trainings are staffed with 4 RDMS’s as well as additional qualified personnel. We are humbled and excited to report that, in just 14 years, God has used First Choice for the saving of more than 30,000 babies! We are honored to serve you as you hone and refresh your professional skills!” ~ Pam Caylor, Executive Director

As a new or experienced sonographer it is important to keep your skills updated and reviewed by a qualified RDMS. The art of scanning requires cultivation and time to be perfected AWHONN and SDMS require that one stays competent in their area of practice through continuing education. The 3-Day Refresher Course is designed to improve image optimization, interpretation and scanning skills. For new nurses an additional 50-75 scans will be needed and verified by an RDMS until competency is completed and certified. Our staff can provide additional on-site supervised scanning instructions or your nurses can return to FCPC. (For new nurses contact Shari for the program and schedule.) The staff and associates are licensed skilled sonographers, medical professionals and educators trained in the Pregnancy Center setting. The course is compliant with the AWHONN, AGOG, SDMS, AIUM guidelines and recommended by the National Pregnancy Organizations of Care Net and Heartbeat. For more information on our 25 year history go to UNBORN.COM. 

Program Overview

• 20 hours of hands-on instruction by skilled Registered Sonographers (RDMS’s) • 9-12 hours of on-line didactic instructions • Training includes recorded on-line sessions, digital work book, PowerPoint presentation and instructional you-tube videos. • Class kept small and limited to 2-3 students per system to assure plenty of scan time. Approximately 5 – 8 models per student each day. • Each student is given a competency exam and review at the conclusion of the training to assess the individual’s knowledge and scanning skills. • Each student will receive a Certificate of Completion of the Course. • Additional on-line support and review of scans. • Any RDMS who desires to work with a center or nurse can attend any part of the training at no cost but still must register. Instructions for PCC’s protocol will be provided to the RDMS. • CEU’s are pending approval for future courses. Each student will receive be provided with free access to future on-line courses at the time the CEU’s are approved

Program Overview

  • Review of Anatomy and Landmarks
  • Image Optimization & System Instrumentation
  • Transducer Orientation and Manipulation
  • Review of Trans-vaginal Techniques
  • 2ndTrimester Imaging Techniques
  • Identification of Unknown Structures
  • Defining and Interpretation of the Report and Image .
  • What Determines the Viability of the Pregnancy?
  • Clinical and Sonographic signs of Threatened Pregnancy Loss
  • Ectopic Pregnancy vs Early Gestation
  • Review Policies, Procedures, Protocols and Paper Work
  • Review Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Review Interesting Cases
  • Communicating as Nurses with Love and Compassion
  • Teaching Methods
    • Lectures with PowerPoint presentation that includes live ultrasound clips
    • You-tube videos
    • Interpretive sessions of normal and abnormal images
    • Multiple “one on one” scanning sessions
    • Educational books, manuals and DVD’s
    • Webinars and Virtual DVR’s coming soon
  • Meet The Team   
Shari Richard, RDMS: Founder of SWI/Unborn.com in 1990
Tiffany Browning RDMS:  Partner of Sound Wave Images
Robin McNab, RDMS:
Lead Sonographer at Frist Choice Pregnancy Services
Tammy Halladay, RN, BSN:
Nurse Sonographer at First Choice Pregnancy Services
Pam Caylor:
Executive Director of First Choice Pregnancy Services

Las Vegas, NV at First Choice Pregnancy Services                                                                                                       

Location of Training: 860 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 294-2273

Cost of Training:

3 Day Course: $449 pp, 5 Day Course: $799 pp. Class size is limited to 15 students to assure plenty of one on one scan time. All RDMS’s are FREE but need to register and can attend any part of the training. For the balance of payment above $449, please send checks to unborn.com

To pay for your registration online, please click the button below:
To pay by check, make out to Unborn.com and send to: UNBORN.COM Attn: SHARI RICHARD 2422 Harness Drive West Bloomfield, MI 48324
Accommodations: Due to a large convention the week of January 6th, 2020 training there is limited vacancy in the area.  We therefore have reserved a spacious time share villa at the Westgate Flamingo Bay Resort located at 5625 W. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89103 1-800-611-2863. wgflamingobay.com To share the villa contact Shari Richard, srichard@unborn.com 248-496-2183.
Airport: McCarran International Airport is approximately 3.5 miles from First Choice Pregnancy Services, and Flamingo Bay Resort.

Transportation: Transportation is not provided from to or from the hotel or training. We recommend uber, taxi or rental car. If you do not wish to rent a car and would like to share uber transportation from the hotel to the training please indicate on the registration form or inform Shari. Lax Express provides shuttles to and from the airport.  One way ticket  is $12.00 or 2 way $24.00. Call 702-878-4141.

Course Times: Class A: Monday – Wednesday 9 AM – 5 PM Class B: Wednesday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM Class C: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM (On Wednesday and Friday students can leave any time after 3 PM if needed to catch flights. Please let instructor know at time of training.)

Meals: Lunch, morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Dinners are on your own.

Contact Information: Shari Richard, srichard@unborn.com  248-496-2183 FCPS/Pam Caylor, pam.caylor@ymail.com 702-271-6607

What are They Saying?

When asked what was your perception of the training, participants responded:

“The Absolute Best!” “Shari and Robin were both patient and made learning fun.” “Following the refresher course, I personally felt that my knowledge base has increased and I am more aware of the techniques needed to obtain quality images.” “Nice Power Point presentation with live videos embedded!” “Lots of hands-on instruction with models.” “Encouraging and knowledgeable instructors with lots of patience.” “Loved the variety of teaching methods!” “Loved Shari’s personal testimony and compassion for the ministry.” “The training materials such as the DVDs, manual, Power Point and YouTube videos allow for ongoing education and reference material.” ”The ongoing support from the instructors is so need and appreciated.” “Shari and Robin show amazing excitement and enthusiasm for teaching ultrasound combined with extraordinary compassion.” “The prayer and fellowship has encouraged and revived God’s purpose in my life.”

“The eyewitness of ultrasound is the window to the heart and speaks the universal language to the soul.”

-Shari Richard.RDMS