Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SONO 263 - Sonography Practicum III

(TP/SS only)

Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography. Continuous development of ultrasound scanning skills and techniques. Students will continue to build on their previous clinical experiences. PREREQUISITE(S): SONO 262  or consent of program coordinator. Two hundred and forty clinical hours. Formerly: SONO 277.

2 semester hours

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

  • Utilize oral and written communication.

  • Maintain clinical records.

  • Interact with the interpreting physician with oral or written summary of findings as permitted by clinical affiliate.

  • Comprehend and employ appropriate medical terminology, abbreviations, symbols, terms, and phrases.

  • Provide basic patient care and comfort.

  • Maintain infection control and utilize universal precautions.

  • Anticipate and be able to respond to the needs of the patient.

  • Identify life-threatening situations and implement emergency care as permitted by clinical affiliate.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human gross and sectional anatomy.

  • Recognize the sonographic appearance of normal tissue structures.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology.

  • Obtain and evaluate pertinent patient history and physical findings.

  • Select the appropriate technique(s) for examination(s) being performed.

  • Adjust instrument controls to optimize image quality.

  • Perform linear, area, circumference, and other related measurements from sonographic images or data.

  • Recognize and compensate for acoustical artifacts.

  • Utilize hard-copy devices to obtain pertinent documentation of examination findings.

  • Minimize patient exposure to acoustical energy.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the interaction between ultrasound and tissue and the probability of biological effects in clinical examinations.

  • Employ professional judgment and discretion.

  • Protect the patient’s right to privacy.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Perform within the scope of practice, under direct supervision.

  • Successful completion of all clinical competencies.

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