SonoSim, a provider of ultrasound education and training, launched a comprehensive OB-GYN ultrasound training solution in support of a recently announced consensus-based training curriculum. SonoSim’s cloud-based training is intended to help educators implement the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s (AIUM) newly announced and widely endorsed OB-GYN training curriculum and competency assessment recommendations. The 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.
SonoSim’s OBGYN ultrasound training program consists of cloud-based didactic lessons, knowledge assessments and real-patient hands-on training cases – including transvaginal ultrasound scanning.
“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,” according to 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.”
SonoSim’s OB-GYN ultrasound training program will deliver 14 training modules with over 125 SonoSimulator® hands-on, simulation-based training cases across a variety of essential OB-GYN topics. Each SonoSim® Module consists of cloud-based didactic lessons, knowledge assessments, and real-patient hands-on training cases, including transvaginal ultrasound scanning.
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SOURCE: Medical Training Magazine, January 15, 2018; https://medicalsimulation.training/university/sonosim-launches-ob-gyn-ultrasound-training-solution-support-aium-consensus-based-curriculum-platform/