Refresher Course

Ultrasound Refresher Courses In Las Vegas and Michigan

First Choice Pregnancy Services, Las Vegas, NV
June 3 - 5 & June 4 -7, 2019

Register Now - Class Size Limited

For nurses who have completed and received a previous didactic and hands-on ultrasound training, SWI/Unborn.com is now offering quarterly refresher courses in Las Vegas and Michigan. Information regarding future courses will be announced.

As a new or experienced sonographer it is important to keep your skills up-to-date 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. This 3-Day course is designed to improve image optimization, interpretation and scanning skills. 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 and resources go to UNBORN.COM. 

Program Overview

    • 20 hours of hands-on and didactic instruction by skilled Registered Sonographers (RDMS's)
    • Class kept small and limited to 4 students per system to assure plenty of one-on-one scan time.
    • Class A & B combined on Wednesday morning for didactic review of abnormal cases and open discussion for questions and concerns.
    • Class A & B combined Wednesday afternoon for discussion and ideas of educating and ministering to the client.There will be time for encouragement, fellowship, prayer and worship. Class A can dismiss from afternoon as needed for travel and commitments.
    • Each student is given a competency exam and review at the conclusion of the training to assess the individuals knowledge and scanning skills.
    • Each student will receive a Certificate of Completion of the Course.
    • Sonographers available for ongoing 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 and instruction 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.

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
    • 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

Emily Brueggeman, RDMS:
Partner of SWI/Unborn.com

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

Group A: June 3 - 5, 2019
Group B: June 4 - 7, 2019        

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:

The 3 Day Ultrasound Refresher Course is  $449 per person  if registered by May 17
After this date registration increases to $499 pp. Class size is limited to 15 students
to assure plenty of one on one scan time. All RDMS's are FREE but will need to register

and can attend any part of the training.

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

Accomadations:

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Resort. The resort is only 1 mile from the training. Click Here

If you desire to share a room or uber please indicate on the registration form or call Shari You may begin booking your room reservations at the confirmed group rates by contacting a Westgate Las Vegas Reservation Agent at 800-732-7117 and mentioning the Group Code: SGUUT9A or the UNBORN ULTRASOUND TRAIN-A  group. Group Code: SGUUT9B or the UNBORN ULTRASOUND TRAIN-B group.

Room Rate: Premium Rooms- Training A: June 2-5: $97 per night; Training B: June 4: $94; June 5-7: $109 per night

Resort Fee: $25 per night

Hotel Tax: 13.38%

Deposit: 1st night room and tax at time of booking

Cut-Off Date: May 13, 2019

Cancellation Policy: 72 hour notice prior to arrival.

Many of the non gaming hotels in Las Vegas were booked or very expensive and was unable to get any special rates. If you desire you may search on your own.   

Airport:
McCarran International Airport is approximately 3.5 miles from First Choice Pregnancy Services and the Westgate 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. 

Course Times:
Class A: Monday – Wednesday 9 AM - 5 PM
Class B: Wednesday - 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.

Questions:
Contact Shari Richard at srichard@unborn.com or call or text at 248-496-2183.

Click Here To Register

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.”

“We are so excited to have you come to First Choice to further your training! We pray God gives you all you need to help fulfill His call for you! First Choice is a great place to hone your skills, as we are always busy and always have Abortion Minded clients. Welcome!”

—Pam Caylor, Executive Director of First Choice Pregnancy Services

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

-Shari Richard.RDMS
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