SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SonoSim, Inc., a leading provider of ultrasound education and training, has officially launched a comprehensive OB-GYN ultrasound training solution in support of a recently announced consensus-based training curriculum.
SonoSim’s cloud-based training platform is intended to help training programs implement a newly announced and widely endorsed OB-GYN training curriculum and competency assessment recommendations. The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) assembled a multi-society task force of experts in obstetrics and gynecology, radiology, and medical education to develop a standardized curriculum and competency evaluation process. In January 2018, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, and Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology officially published the recommendations.
“As residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology and radiology have had to add more breadth of training into their curricula, the time spent learning ultrasound has likely diminished in many programs,” stated Professor Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD, Mason C. Andrews Chairman and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs at Eastern Virginia Medical School. “Given the technical difficulty inherent in ultrasound examinations, the presence of a comprehensive, standardized, and collaborative process for ultrasound training will significantly enhance the expertise of practitioners and the overall quality of ultrasound examinations.”
“We are very excited to help programs implement the latest OB-GYN ultrasound quality improvement recommendations. SonoSim’s unique ability to provide individual learners anytime-anywhere access to a comprehensive suite of training resources will help transform OB-GYN training and improve medical care,” states Nicole Durden, SonoSim’s Senior Vice President of Global Operations & Strategic Initiatives. SonoSim’s comprehensive OBGYN ultrasound training program will deliver 14 training modules with over 125 SonoSimulator® hands-on, simulationbased training cases across a variety of essential OBGYN topics. Each SonoSim® Module consists of cloudbased didactic lessons, knowledge assessments, and real-patient hands-on training cases, including transvaginal ultrasound scanning.
To view AIUM’s press release “American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) takes steps to improve the quality of ultrasound
imaging in obstetrics and gynecology,” visit: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/e-aio010318.php