OREANDA-NEWS.  MedaPhor Group plc (AIM: MED), the global provider of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals, announces that ScanTrainer Professional, its world-leading ultrasound skills training simulator, has been awarded official Accredited Provider status by The CPD Standards Office.

This means doctors and sonographers in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East can gain CPD points by completing ScanTrainer's curriculum-based general medicine, obstetrics, gynaecology and emergency medicine ultrasound modules.

Stuart Gall, CEO at MedaPhor, said of the accreditation: "This is another significant milestone for our ScanTrainer Professional ultrasound training simulator and further enhances the system's value to medical institutions and medical practitioners in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. We plan to replicate this in North America, with their equivalent CME points system."

Amanda Rosewarne, Director of Research and Accreditation, The CPD Standards Office, said: "We are delighted to have assessed and accredited MedaPhor for its training so it can now offer formal CPD points for delegates worldwide who have professional development requirements in the medical sector. Having been through our rigorous assessment process, MedaPhor's medical training course is able to deliver engaging and transferable skills through a high quality learning experience in the framework of continuous professional development (CPD)."

CPD points will be available with the new 2017 Edition ScanTrainer software due to be launched in early 2017. 

About MedaPhor

MedaPhor (AIM: MED) is a global provider of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals. Founded in 2004, the Company is headquartered in Cardiff, UK and San Diego, USA, with customers in over 20 countries across the world.

Following its recent acquisition of Inventive Medical, the company now has three of the world's leading ultrasound training and examination simulators - ScanTrainer, HeartWorks and ScanExaminer:

ScanTrainer Professional is a world-leading ultrasound skills training simulator and CPD platform offering an immersive, 24/7 self-learning experience. Features include real feel haptic feedback, real full anatomy scans, real-time expert guidance, structured curriculum learning, metric-based assessment and an extensive cloud pathology library with the unique ability to add your own patient scans. ScanTrainer's flexible education platform empowers faster and better learning at any stage of a doctor or sonographer's medical career.

HeartWorks, developed by leading cardiac anesthesiologists at University College London Hospitals, the HeartWorks simulators and online training materials are recognised as one of the most true-to-life and comprehensive educational tools for Transthoracic and Transoesophageal echocardiography. Medical practitioners can learn the complete anatomy of the heart, practise acquiring ultrasound images though correct probe positioning on a simulator, interpret those images to determine correct diagnosis and treatment, and finally be tested to ensure that all required competencies have been achieved to the highest standard.

About The CPD Standards Office

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standards Office works to improve the standard of CPD provision across all industry sectors. It forms part of the Professional Development Consortium (PDC), respected by regulators, professional bodies and trade associations for its work with organisations undertaking research and accreditation services.

Organisations accredited by the Office are identified as offering a high level of positive learning opportunities, and as working with the CPD Standards community to raise skills, knowledge and education. The Office assesses training courses, events, digital and online learning provided by organisations as well as individual coaches and speakers.