Announcements

  • ASUM Drive launch

    ASUM launches ASUM Drive - your on-demand ultrasound library
  • 2022-2023 Health Budget

    Resources relating to the 2022-2023 Australian Health Budget announced on the 29 March 2022 can be found via this link.
  • Parent-centred communication in obstetric ultrasound: Guidelines

    After 18 months of work, the Obstetric Communication Ultrasound Group, consisting of a diverse and passionate group of healthcare professionals, parent groups and patient advocates, have published guidelines for ‘Parent-centred communication in obstetric ultrasound '. 
    The Obstetric Communication Ultrasound Group have designed the guidelines with the aim to provide:
    1. Clear communication guidelines to support all healthcare professionals and optimise communication and care for parents undergoing an obstetric ultrasound;
    2. Support sonographers to achieve clear and parent-centred communication with their patients;
    3. Ensure transparent communication for the reporting and referring doctors and/or allied health professionals;
    4. Collaborate with like-minded healthcare professionals to create a communication continuum positioning the parent at the centre.
  • Healthy Newborn Project - call for EoI

    University of South Australia
    Healthy Newborn Project
    Antenatal Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) training of rural and remote healthcare professionals
    Expression of Interest
    Dear clinicians,
    ASUM is currently supporting the University of South Australia’s research project (HREC Ethics ID: 201543), led by Associate Professor Nayana Parange, in seeking expressions of interest from our members interested in supporting the project. The Hospital Research Foundation is funding 25 trainees (doctors-i.e. General Practitioners and GP registrars, midwives and nurses) in rural and remote settings of Central Australia to attend 2-day antenatal PoCUS training workshops.
    Proposed workshop dates are:
    • 6-7 May
    • 13-14 May
    • 20-21 May
    • 27-28 May
    *These dates are tentative and subject to change.
    Due to the challenges faced last year with regard to travel, preference will be given to trainers in the local region of Alice Springs. Limited funding will be available to support those participating in the workshop.
    Members are invited to submit an expression of interest to undertake the following role:
    • Ultrasound educators who are Sonographers/Sonologists
    Criteria for these roles include:
    • Principles aligning with the ASUM mission and values
    • Good communication skills, be inclusive and diplomatic
    • A minimum of 5 years experience in obstetric ultrasound
    • Qualification or experience in education
    • Understanding and experience in the role of obstetric PoCUS
    • Passionate about improving pregnancy outcomes in rural and remote Australia
    If you enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge, this is a great opportunity to make a difference and build on your knowledge of clinical practice and challenges in rural settings.
    If you are concerned with the time commitment required but keen to be involved or support others, we would welcome your application in a role as a mentor.
    If interested, please complete your details in the online Expression of Interest form and upload a current resume here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HNPEOISon.
    Should you have any questions, please contact Project Manager Amber Bidner at Amber.Bidner@unisa.edu.au. The University of South Australia will finalise the composition of the representatives and eligible applicants will be contacted.
  • Point of Care Obstetric Education Project - in partnership with WINFOCUS

    The intention of this project is to develop a curriculum and content for an online educational program for point of care obstetric ultrasound globally that is suitable for medical and allied health practitioners to access and learn prior to a proctor arrangement to support clinical practice.

     

    This exciting opportunity will require content experts to collaborate with international contributors to develop a relevant offering. Members are invited to submit an expression of interest to volunteer for the following roles;

     

    • Ultrasound educator
    • Medical representative
    • Sonographer representative
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Sonographers – your input is needed

    The COVID-19 epidemic has had a vast and varied impact on the Australasian Sonographic Community. University of South Australia researchers are now conducting stage 4 and ask you to participate.

     

    The research aims to collect information via a 30 minute survey in regards to your demographics, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your work hours, your work duties, your work protocols, your wellbeing and what changes have been made in your workplace to ensure your safety. 

     

    Survey closes 17 March 2022.

  • 2022 academic calendar

    2022 academic calendars for our DDU and DMU credentials are now available on the website. 

  • Festive season wishes and ASUM office

    2021 has been challenging and we sincerely thank you for your membership of ASUM. We are all part of an amazing profession and we continue to be grateful for your ongoing support, enabling us to deliver education, standards and so much more.

     

    Please note our office will be closed from midday 24 December and will reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022 to give us time to recharge ready to provide for our community in 2022.

     

    Whatever your plans, the ASUM team wish you all a safe and happy festive season and all the best for the year ahead!
  • ASUM2022 Save the date and volunteer

    ASUM2022 will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the 16-18 September 2022.
  • Awards of Excellence Nominations

    ASUM provides a wonderful opportunity for peers to formally recognise and celebrate leaders in their field who are striving to advance the quality and standards of their profession.

    Showcasing a broad range of outstanding achievements encourages and supports the dedication and commitment that drives innovation and excellence.

    If you believe one of your colleagues inspires their colleagues, patients, or community, now is the time to nominate them for one of the following prestigious awards. Please visit our website for more information on the awards and previous winners and click here to place your nomination.

  • CCPU Remote Supervision Pilot

    ASUM, in collaboration with Dr Allan Whitehead, is providing CCPU remote supervision to regional and remote areas of Australia. The purpose of this pilot project is to consider a new and sustainable way to deliver ultrasound training in regional and remote areas to achieve a CCPU.
    Expressions of interest close on Wednesday 16 June 2021. All applicants will be contacted following a review of the applications.

    Read more

  • Obstetric Guideline Update

    ASUM has revised its guidelines for the Performance of First Trimester Ultrasound regarding Pregnancy Failure. The guidelines have been updated to include the yolk sac as a reassuring feature indicating a normally developing intrauterine pregnancy.

    Please refer to the latest guidelines now available on our website.