EARLY PREGNANCY ULTRASOUND SKILLS EVALUATION

Trainer: _________________________________________________________________________  Date: ___________
Number of Sonograms Observed: _____________________________________________________________________

TRAINING SKILLS Beginner Developing Competence Competent Did not experience
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
Introduces self to patient and establishes rapport
Explains sonogram procedure to client, and routinely asks about LMP, latex allergy, desire to hear about twins, etc.
Pays attention to patient comfort
Uses appropriate language to discuss ultrasound findings in presence of patient
Solicits and answers patient questions appropriately
CLINICAL SKILLS
Prepares ultrasound probe properly for use
Uses keyboard and screen functions properly
Keeps uterus in center of screen, zooming as needed
Systematically identifies uterus in longitudinal and transverse views, taking appropriate images
Systematically scans across pelvis, requesting help as needed.
Measures gestational sac in 3 planes; able to explain how and why
Identifies yolk sac
Identifies fetal pole and cardiac activity
Measures CRL in longest view (without limbs or yolk sac)
Assures location of pregnancy is intrauterine
Perform post procedural or post medical abortion US to establish no evidence of gestational sac, embryo or fetus
Ensures transducer(s) cleaned between exams
MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE
Able to name key US characteristics of pseudo vs. true gestational sac (identify if possible)
Accurately calculates GA with gestational sac measurements
Accurately calculates GA with CRL measurement
Knows when to switch to BPD measurement, and elements of an optimal BPD measurement

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
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Evaluation by Trainer:
[ ] Approved      [ ] Further orientation and observation suggested/required

SIGNATURE OF EVALUATOR: _______________________________________________________  DATE:____________