Journal article

Quality management of nuchal translucency ultrasound measurement in Australia

Debbie Nisbet, Ann Robertson, Blessy Mannil, Vanessa Pincham, Andrew McIennan

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Nuchal translucency measurement has an established role in first trimester screening. Accurate measurement requires that technical guidelines are followed. Performance can be monitored by auditing the distribution of measurements obtained in a series of cases. AIMS: The primary aim is to develop an accessible, theory-based educational program for individuals whose distribution of measurements at audit falls outside an acceptable range, and assess operator performance following this intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Operators whose nuchal translucency measurement distributions fall outside a normal range (38-65% above the median) were expected to undergo a teleconference tutori..

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