Why models/simulated patients are needed?
The courses allow physicians in our communities to learn how to use an ultrasound machine to look for life-threatening conditions and increase safety during emergency procedures. As one of the models, you will allow the doctors to see examples of standard images so they can recognize what a concerning scan looks like more quickly. These courses help to improve the quality of care that communities in Saskatchewan receive.
What to expect at the course and what to wear
Models/simulated patients are needed for approximately 4 hours per session.
Please wear comfortable clothes and a sports bra/bikini top/crop top if available. While you are with us, the doctors will put an ultrasound probe on your abdomen (just under the rib cage to the pelvic bone) and the top of your chest (at a level above a sports bra). This will not hurt, and it is not dangerous. It can get a little messy as we have to use a water-soluble gel to make contact between the probe and your skin. Towels are provided to protect your clothes and cover you appropriately, but we suggest removing your shirt during the sessions.
At certain courses, the doctors will put an ultrasound probe on your abdomen, chest, neck, eyelid, arm, groin, and leg. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring short, loose GYM shorts with you and wear bikini-type underwear if possible. Models will be informed when applicable.
There may be a bit of free time during your day (when others are being scanned and when lectures take place), so you should bring a book or other entertainment. You MUST be present in the room designated for models.
Please note that the ultrasounds at the course are looking for specific conditions, and do not replace an ultrasound done in a radiology department. In the unlikely event that we see any findings suggestive of the conditions we are screening for, we will inform you privately and arrange follow-up as appropriate.
How to Register
To register for a course or be added to our mailing list, please send your first and last name, email address, date of birth and phone number to email@example.com. Your date of birth is needed for the physicians to log the scans for their certification. Please note that the female models/simulated patients must have a uterus.
Cancellation or Illness
If for any reason you are unable to attend the course, please let us know at your earliest convenience so that we can make alternative arrangements.