GCUS Midwife Sonography Certificate Review 2019 (VIDEOS)


Format: 19 Videos

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published date: 14 Jun 22

Midwife Sonography Certificate Review Online Course is designed for nurse midwives who are preparing to take the ARDMS midwifery focused examination. It is also beneficial for OB-GYN physicians who need a review of OB-GYN ultrasound techniques and/or to ensure the ultrasound practice protocols implemented are consistent with published guidelines for physicians and midwife practitioners.


  • Increase knowledge and competence for successful ultrasound registry examination completion
  • Outline routine scan protocols & measurements for performing transabdominal and endovaginal GYN scanning
  • State the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the ovaries and uterus and differentiate commonly seen pathology seen in premenarchal, postmenarchal, and post-menopausal patients
  • Outline first trimester normal reproductive physiology and identify normal anatomy
  • List first trimester complications and associated ultrasound findings
  • Perform 2nd and 3rd trimester measurement techniques
  • Identify normal and abnormal fetal anatomy in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters in each of the fetal body systems
  • State coexisting disorders affecting pregnancy
  • State the elementary principles of ultrasound including definition of ultrasound, basic properties, and units of measure
  • Describe the fundamental principles of sound and the propagation of sound in soft tissue.
  • Recognize the different types of transducers
  • Describe focusing, sound beam formation, and the types of resolution including axial and lateral
  • Recognize components and terminology of ultrasound equipment and instrumentation
  • Differentiate imaging artifacts by their cause and characteristic appearance
  • Outline safety, quality control, quality assurance and bio-effects concerns regarding operation and maintenance of ultrasound equipment
  • Identify areas of weakness that require additional self-study for successful exam completion
  • Implement scan protocols and diagnostic criteria into clinical practice based on published inter-professional ultrasound guidelines and certification exam outlines. (ACNM, AIUM, ARDMS).


Any nurse midwife who is preparing to take the ARDMS Midwife Sonography Certificate exam. Physicians who need a comprehensive review to increase knowledge and competence and to integrate consistent protocols that meet inter-professional guidelines into clinical practice. Physician participants may include OB-GYN, Primary Care, and Family Practice.


  • GYN Anatomy and Physiology, Congenital Abnormalities
  • Transabdominal and Transvaginal Exam
  • Gynecological Pathology: Uterine
  • Gynecological Pathology: Ovarian
  • GYN Pathology: Adnexal
  • Mock Exam 1: GYN
  • First Trimester OB: Reproductive Physiology, Measurements, Pathology
  • Mock Exam 2: First Trimester
  • 2nd & 3rd Trimesters: Fetal Age Assessment/Measurements, Ultrasound of Fetal Brain
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Fetal Face and Neck, Placenta and Umbilical Cord
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of: Amniotic Fluid, Multiple Gestations, Maternal Complications, Fetal Complications, and 3D Ultrasound
  • Mock Exam 3
  • Essentials of Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Pulse Echo Instrumentation, Storage and Display, and Propagation of Ultrasound through Tissue
  • Transducers
  • Image Controls
  • Imaging Artifacts
  • Quality Assurance and Safety
  • Mock Exam 4 - Sonography Principles and Instrumentation

Date of Original Release: 10/10/2019

This edition valid for credit through: 10/10/2022


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