RN/APP Session: Ultrasound: Introduction and Knobology 

Lauren Nervi, NP

Saturday, March 25
10:00 AM–12:30 PM

 0.75 CME

 Session Description
  • Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) and nurses play a vital role in reproductive medicine practices. There is no standardized course of study available to train new APPs and nurses or further the education of experienced nurses and APPs in REI. Ultrasound is relied upon heavily in this field to make clinical diagnoses, manage a patient's care, formulate treatment plans and provide appropriate education and counseling. Many clinicians learn on the job, so many have not completed formalized education regarding obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound. It is imperative that APPs and nurses are knowledgeable regarding ultrasound technique and interpretation, so that they can communicate effectively with patients and/or properly perform ultrasounds. This session will address ultrasound basics, technique, safety, saline sonogram, and 3D ultrasound.

Session Objective
  • Explain proper ultrasound technique and safety
  • Demonstrate how to obtain optimal images
  • Discuss the rationale for a saline infusion sonogram and 3D ultrasound
  • Describe common saline infusion sonogram findings