Guidelines for Hands-on Scanning in Pregnant Subjects During AIUM-Sponsored Educational Activities

1. Subject participation should require appropriate informed consent. The primary obstetrician providing prenatal care should be informed of his/her patient's participation.

2. The subjects should be afebrile and prescreened to attempt to avoid unexpected findings.

3. There should be a plan to address unexpected findings should they be observed during the educational course.

4. There should be no first trimester examinations.

5. Exposure time, ie duration of “hands-on” teaching session, should not exceed 1 hour per pregnancy.

6. Exposure to pulsed Doppler should be restricted to instructor scanning for short durations only.

7. Examinations should be performed in a manner consistent with the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle, including limiting the TI (=0.7) and MI (<1.9) as necessary for educational purposes.

8. Only courses approved for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit are acceptable

 


Approved: 06/22/2005; Reapproved: 03/27/2010, 03/21/2016, 10/30/2016

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