Start of national training in obstetric ultrasound

The training program consists of three phases which cover a range of theoretical lectures in the field as well as practical training.

Muscat: The third national obstetric ultrasound training course has started.

The course is organized by the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in cooperation with the Royal Hospital, as well as the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG).

26 female doctors working in obstetrics and gynecology clinics in different governorates of Oman are taking part in the training.

The training program consists of three phases which cover a range of theoretical lectures in the field as well as practical training.

Dr. Jamila Al Abri, Director of Women’s and Children’s Health, described at the inauguration of the course the importance of having obstetric ultrasounds performed by a qualified doctor in improving the health of mothers and babies. their children.

Dr Al Abri also reviewed the efforts made by the Ministry of Health in this area since the launch of the Maternal and Child Care Program in 1987, including the provision of ultrasound machines in primary health care facilities. and the adoption of training programs in cooperation with international institutions. associations.

The opening also gave an overview of the training program and presented the requirements to complete the training.

Skills covered during this week will include determining the number and age of fetuses, monitoring fetal growth, detecting ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages and fetal abnormalities.

The first phase of the training is taking place this week and will be followed by the second and third phases after six months and five months respectively. Each phase will cover a variety of topics in the field of obstetrical ultrasound.

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