American College of Nurses-Midwives to Introduce Innovative Handheld Ultrasound Technology to Members Providing innovative ultrasound technology directly to certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives for cost-effective solutions at point of care
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Phillip T. Saims
Federal Conference[email protected]
Boston, MA – April 26th, 2019 – American College of Nurses-Midwives (ACNM) today announced an alliance with GE Healthcare to introduce to its members Vscan Extend
™ handheld ultrasound technology from GE Healthcare through educational webinars and training. This will expand access to innovative technology to certified nurse midwives and certified midwives where their licensing allows.
Vscan Extend™ from GE Healthcare is a handheld, pocket-sized ultrasound system that empowers users to make focused assessments and accelerate treatment decisions at the point of care. New easily accessed apps are available and designed to help users diagnose confidently and improve productivity easily. Vscan Extend also allows users to measure fluid levels right at the bedside, assess the fetal position and presentation, and visualize the fetal heart. With Color Doppler, the user can easily view the three-vessel umbilical cord.
“The American College of Nurses-Midwives is a leader in supporting primary and maternity care services to help women of all ages and their newborns attain, regain, and maintain health,” said Jodi Graves, Commercial Innovation Leader of Handheld Ultrasound at GE Healthcare. “We are excited to be able to support their goals with our products. Ensuring we help certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives provide comprehensive prenatal exams at an affordable price is a critical part of our mission.”
ACNM CEO Sheri A. Sesay-Tuffour, PhD, CAE stressed the value of the new ACNM-GE Healthcare alliance, “Our partnership with GE Healthcare supports our core values of excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. We are committed to upholding the highest clinical and ethical standards, professional responsibility, accountability, and integrity. Having a partner such as GE Healthcare will help support our members and improve the experience and service our members can provide with prices that are within reach for everyone.”
About American College of Nurses-Midwives:
With 6500 members, ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes education and clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.