This course will introduce students to the sonography field, covering the origins and evolution of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The students will learn the sonographer profile, sonographer safety; legal, ethical, and legislative issues; current sonographic examinations; and basic patient care skills.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Discuss the evolutionary history of diagnostic ultrasound and the aptitude, abilities, and skills needed to be a sonographer.
- Explain the differences among accreditation, certification, and registration.
- Demonstrate awareness and understanding of safety considerations and professional confidentiality when dealing with patient care.
- Identify ergonomic methods of prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in the field of sonography.
- Recognize patient preparations for abdominal, obstetric-gynecologic, and vascular procedures, and state the major specialty sonographic examinations.
- Explain how patients, peers, and other health care professionals interact in a considerate and professional manner.
- Analyze the various ultrasound procedures performed in the simulated lab.
- Discuss the sonographers¿ role in infection control.
- Explain how culture and religion can influence health and illness.
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