SCP is now partnering with SonoSim to provide an innovative solution for our valued providers. SonoSim is a comprehensive portable virtual ultrasound training solution that utilizes more than 1,000 actual patient cases representing a broad range of normal and pathological conditions. In fact, the company offers the world's largest collection of real-patient ultrasound training cases, covering more than 55 topics in all, using a modular format.

How the SonoSim Ultrasound Training Solution Works

SonoSim's platform integrates didactic course training with hands-on scanning. Providers can customize the training to meet their individual needs and some of the modules qualify for CME credits.

Providers receive real-time patented probe-positioning guidance and expert feedback while scanning actual patient cases. Plugging the SonoSim Probe into a USB port turns any computer into a bedside training environment, which means it can work from anywhere on-demand — at home or in the office.

SonoSim training involves three components:

Didactics

SonoSim delivers courses via an interactive multimedia format using still and dynamic ultrasound imagery, audio narration, computer graphic imagery, and animation.

Hands-on Training

Cases taken from real patients allow for an authentic scanning experience. The "SonoSimulator" replicates the exact tactile experience of using an actual ultrasound probe to scan a real patient.

Knowledge Assessment

Users answer in-module and end-of-module questions to assess their knowledge. SonoSim incorporates feedback directly into the in-module questions while it scores end-of-module questions, with real-time results provided.

SonoSim Ultrasound Training Solution Benefits

According to the SonoSim website, the main benefit to using the Ultrasound Training Solution is that it "makes learning easy."

Users gain the knowledge and skills needed to perform ultrasonography, develop proper hand-eye coordination, and learn from real cases.

Other benefits include:

  • Reduced cost compared to one-on-one mentoring;
  • Higher-quality training than typical online courses provide;
  • No need to rely on artist renderings, which have to be converted into animation-based ultrasound simulations.

“It is a technology created by talented ultrasonographers who are practicing emergency physicians. The focus of each module allows the 'student' develop practical skills to be used in his/her daily practice. The range of case studies available in each module affords an opportunity for our practitioners to be versed in numerous clinical scenarios,” David Schillinger, MD, chief medical officer at SCP.

SCP providers can use a special promo code on the provider portal to purchase the SonoSim Ultrasound Training Solution at an exclusive reduced cost. Visit the SonoSim store to learn more about the product.