Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SONO 262 - Sonography Practicum II

(TP/SS only)

Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography occurs in hospitals, clinics, and private physician offices. Students will complete a rotation through multiple clinical sites in which the students will be introduced to equipment operation, multiple sonographic examinations, and related clinical correlation. PREREQUISITE(S): SONO 204  or consent of program coordinator. One hundred and twenty clinical hours. Formerly: SONO 275.

1 semester hour

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.

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

  • Minimize patient exposure to acoustical energy.

  • Protect the patient’s right to privacy.

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