• Journal Article

Screening obstetric ultrasound training for a 5-country cluster randomized controlled trial

Citation

Nathan, R., Swanson, J. O., Marks, W., Goldsmith, N., Vance, C., Sserwanga, N. B., ... Pineda, I. S. (2014). Screening obstetric ultrasound training for a 5-country cluster randomized controlled trial. Ultrasound Quarterly, 30(4), 262-266. DOI: 10.1097/RUQ.0000000000000096

Abstract

With decreased equipment cost, provision of ultrasound is now feasible in some low resource settings. Screening obstetric ultrasound may identify potential pregnancy complications and, with this knowledge, allow women to plan to deliver at the appropriate level of care. In this article, we describe a 10-day course with quality assurance activities to train ultrasound-naive, nonphysician healthcare professionals at midlevel health facilities to perform screening obstetric ultrasound. Those trained will participate in a cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of screening obstetric ultrasound on maternal and newborn outcomes