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Option Ultrasound Directors This area is for Pregnancy Resource Centers wanting to get started in the OUP program or needing information pertinent to the program.

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  • Scope of Services
  • Hours of Operation and Opening/Closing Procedure for Medical Facility
  • Confidentiality
  • Advertising
  • Phone calls and a phone log
  • Insurance
  • Personnel and personnel records
  • Staffing
  • Medical Staff Peer Review
  • Staff Health, Hepatitis B immunization and TB testing
  • Admission to the Medical Clinic
  • Scheduling of Medical Service appointments
  • Medical appointments without a physician on site
  • Pregnancy Testing
    • Nurse administered tests
    • Supervisor administered tests
  • Pregnancy Verifications and Positive Pregnancy Test Verifications
  • Assessment of Fetal Heart Tones via Doppler
  • Selection and Scanning of Ultrasound Clients
  • Definitions and Criteria of Abortion Minded/Vulnerable
  • Ultrasound
    • Standing order by a physician for ultrasound for a medical indication
    • Information for clients
    • Information which will be obtained in a first trimester scan
    • Information which will be obtained in a second/third trimester scan
    • Videotaping (Note:videotaping may be performed for later doctor review, but videotapes should not be retained.
  • Policies and procedures addressing the event of ultrasound disparities, i.e., non-viable fetus, multiple fetuses, suspected fetal anomalies, empty uterus, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, absence of fetal heart motion, etc.
  • Infection Control and Universal Precautions
  • Resources for Referrals
  • Client Follow-up, charting
  • Client Medical Record
  • Client Medical Records Release
  • Closing Client Files
  • Quality Assurance
  • Reporting Abuse (including sexual abuse, physical abuse, rape, statutory rape)
  • Services to Minors
  • Suicide, assessing risk and reporting
  • Emergencies, Transfer of Patients
  • First Aid Kit
  • Safety and Disaster Plan
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