The second phase of the Ultrasonography Training course, which is organized by the Royal Hospital (RH) represented by Fetal Medicine Unit, in collaboration with the Women & Child Department as well as the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) began today (Sunday) at the Royal Hospital main Auditorium. The course, which was held with the presence of number of consultants from Oman and GCC countries in addition to the international trainers from Canada, Norway, and Estonia, is in continuity of the MOH’s Women & Child Department plan represented in training MOH personnel on using Ultrasound in pregnancy and qualifying trainers in this field.
The training course aims at identifying the significance of Ultrasonography in early detection of fetal diseases in the first three months of pregnancy, which will reduce negative complications affecting mother and fetal health. It further aims at introducing specialist physicians on use of sonar as per international standards, as well as the diagnosis of the congenital malformations and deformations associated with the evolution of fetal.
Dr. Fatima Al Hanai, Woman & Child Health Director pointed out that the significance and usefulness of this course will be marked in terms of early detection and assessment of fetus conditions thus facilitating the transferring of cases to the secondary and tertiary healthcare institutions.
The 5-day training course trains and qualifies 28 specialists from the Sultanate’s different health institutions on the use of Ultrasound to monitor the pregnant women. The program as well provides trainees with the latest obstetric ultrasound techniques throughout the use of Ultrasound Simulator device (SCANTRAINER) that was launched by MOH on last November.
The training program covers spectrum of theoretical lectures in addition to hands-on training along with assessing the first phase training conducted on November 2017.
It is worth to mention that these training courses continue for one year and half on three different phases while continuing the hands-on training for the trainees.