FRIDAY, 5 APRIL - Reproductive Health Department, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science (FMHS) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in collaboration with Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of Sabah Women and Children Hospital (SWCH) and G Medic Solution Sdn. Bhd (GE) recently organised the 5th Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Workshop (5USS).
The three-day workshop aimed to educate doctors on the usage of modern ultra sound techniques to detect common antenatal abnormal conditions and diagnose pathological disorder.
Deputy Dean (Student Affairs & Community Network) of FMHS, Dr. Yeap Boon Tat said various medical sub specialties need ultrasound to improve patient care.
“For example in the field of anaesthesiology, we are using ultra sound for invasive central venous line insertions and obstetrics and gynaecology to diagnose important fetal placental abnormalities.
“Ultrasound scan is a valuable knowledge and skill in obstetrics and gynaecology, thus it is very important for all house officers, medical officers and also general practitioners to master it very well,” he said when officiating the event.
The 5USS is a first of its kind as UMS is the first medical faculty in Malaysia which uses Vimedix, Ultrasound Simulator from Somnotec (S) Ptd Ltd to accelerate the learning process during the workshop.
“Vimedix is an innovative ultrasound training platform that allows trainees to learn ultrasound easily and quickly without any risk to actual patients,” he added.
Furthermore, Dr. Yeap also mentioned that ultrasound is now ‘a must know area’ for all medical professionals. “Doctors should strive to update themselves with the latest knowledge and skills, to seek continuous improvement and be self-motivated in keeping with times,” he said.
About 180 participants among doctors and medical professionals around Sabah and all over Malaysia participated in the workshop held at FMHS auditorium.