Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SONO 101 - Orientation to Diagnostic Medical Sonography

(TP/SS only)

An orientation to the field of diagnostic medical sonography followed by techniques for assisting and monitoring patients. Professional ethics, legal issues, and patient care procedures pertinent to sonography will be covered. Chart reading and recordkeeping relative to ultrasound will be presented. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the diagnostic medical sonography program or consent of program coordinator; CPR Certification-Class C. Assessment Level(s): MATH 110 , READ 120 . Laboratory experience required on and off campus. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 101.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Define critical thinking and describe its role in patient assessment and the creation of a medical plan
  • Utilize oral and written communication
  • List the practical methods used in the prevention of spreading infection
  • Demonstrate the correct methods of patient handling and transfer
  • Demonstrate the correct methods of obtaining vital signs and discuss the normal rates for a child and the adult male and female
  • Describe the methods for handling patients in acute and emergency situations
  • Describe the methods by which patients are prepared and cared for during various ultrasound procedures
  • Maintain infection control and utilize standard precautions
  • Anticipate and be able to respond to the needs of the patient
  • Identify life-threatening situations and implement emergency care
  • Demonstrate vital signs and oxygen administration
  • Demonstrate ultrasound equipment care and use
  • Comprehend and employ appropriate medical terminology, abbreviations, symbols, terms, and phrases
  • Provide basic patient care and comfort
  • Employ professional judgment and discretion
  • Recognize significant clinical information and historical facts from the patient and the medical records, which may impact the diagnostic examination
  • Discuss pertinent legal principles

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