The Certification Process of the FMF-Germany
|The Annual Audits|
|The certification process of the FMF-Germany for gynaecologists|
|It is one of the primary goals of the FMF-Germany to implement first-trimester screening as a standardised and certified method throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland - including an ongoing advanced training programme for all participants in order to safeguard continuous quality assurance.
First-trimester screening is a risk analysis tool for the detection of chromosomal aberrations and other fetal malformations. Given its correct sonographic and biochemical application, it is a procedure with a high level of diagnostic accuracy.
|The Certificate of Competence is awarded by the FMF-Germany.|
|With a view to contributing to the maintenance of the established quality standard, each certified gynaecologist undertakes to subscribe to a quality assurance programme, the so-called AUDIT. This quality assurance programme provides for the submission of specific measurement data, on request also of ultrasound images, to the FMF-Germany, in defined time intervals of 12 months. If the review of such measured values and/or of 3 submitted ultrasound images shows that they are of less-than-optimum quality, the re-award of the licence will be subject to the applicant`s attendance of re-training courses.|