2021 Training

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 at Lake Huron. Details coming soon.

About First Choice Pregnancy Services (FCPS) Click here for video

“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-line support and review scanning techniques upon request. The didactic portion of the course consists of 9 – 12 hours of remote training which includes recorded on-line sessions, digital workbook, PowerPoint presentation and instructional YouTube videos. This revised program will allow more time for students to learn the material and review recorded sessions at any time for refreshing skills. The hands-on sessions will focus on scanning techniques and allow for more supervised scans. 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 and didactic instruction by skilled Registered Sonographers (RDMS’s).
– 9-12 hours of on-line didactic instruction.
– Training is structured to meet PCC’s budget, time and needs.
– Recorded on-line training and youtube videos allow medical personal to learn material on their own schedule.
– 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.
– RDMS, Medical directors, volunteers and board members can attend any part of the training.
– 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.

Course Topics:

-Review of Anatomy and Landmarks
-Image Optimization & System Instrumentation
-Transducer Orientation and Manipulation
-Review of Trans-vaginal Techniques
-2nd Trimester 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
-On-Line Recorded Didactic Training
-Multiple “one on one” scanning sessions
-Digital Teaching material
-Webinars and Virtual DVR’s available

 

 

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 Hands-on Course: $799 pp. and each additional day is $250 per day.  Online Didactic Course: $449 pp. Class size is limited to 10 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.  Hands on training will be invoiced through Paypal .

To pay for your Didactic Course registration online, please click the button below:

To pay by check, make out to Unborn.com and send to:

UNBORN.COM
Attn: SHARI RICHARD
6542 Lakeshore Road
Burtchville, MI 48059

Accommodations:
We recommend staying at the Alexis Park All Suites Resort 375 E. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-796-3300 Alexis.com for a quiet non-gaming atmosphere. The airport is only 2 miles and you can uber to the hotel. Students can also share an uber to the center to avoid renting a car. If you desire to share a suite with another student, please contact Shari at 248-496-2183 or srichard@unborn.com.

Alexis Park Hotel is a 3-star rated hotel situated one mile away from the McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip about 4 miles from First Choice Pregnancy Center. It is an all-suite hotel that features 1 and 2 bedroom suites, with outdoor entrance to rooms. It has bar/grill and a casual eatery. Three outdoor pools and a large courtyard for morning walks. Free parking, free airport and Planet Hollywood shuttle service are available.

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 8 AM – 4 PM
Class B: Thursday – Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM

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

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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