Carolyn L. Gegor, CNM, MS, RDMS, is Director of Nurse-Midwifery Services, Clinical Director of the Fetal Assessment Center, and Instructor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. She is cofounder and past president of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Ms. Gegor received her B.S.N. from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and M.S. in nurse-midwifery from Georgetown University.
THIRD-TRIMESTER ULTRASOUND FOR NURSE-MIDWIVES
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1993 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 38, Issue S1, pages 49s–61s, March-May 1993
How to Cite
Gegor, C. L. (1993), THIRD-TRIMESTER ULTRASOUND FOR NURSE-MIDWIVES. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 38: 49s–61s. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(93)90097-Z
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
Obstetric ultrasound has become well integrated into management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery. An increasing number of nurse-midwives have expanded their roles to include the use of this technology. This article reviews the basic principles of ultrasound physics, the content of ultrasound examinations, and the performance of basic scans. The uses of limited scans for third-trimester antepartum assessment and intrapartum management are reviewed. Issues surrounding the use of obstetric ultrasound, including limited scans, routine ultrasound screening, and necessary education, are discussed. Information on incorporating the use of ultrasound procedures into nurse-midwifery practice is included.