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Clinical Education III

DMS 217

Clinical Education III

DMS 217

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: DMS 201, DMS 202, DMS 206, and DMS 207 each with a "B" (3.

0) minimum grade, and LWA 206B and LWA 206C each with a “C” (2.0) minimum grade. Concurrent enrollment in DMS 212. Provides structured clinical experience necessary to perform sonographic procedures of the abdomen, pelvis, fetus, small parts, and vascular system. (0-440)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate understanding of the clinical facility and department policies and procedures.

Objectives:

  • Attend hospital orientation or go through orientation with designated instructor.
  • Identify the location of all crash carts, fire alarms and extinguishers.
  • Learn the emergency number to dial for a code or other emergencies.
  • Become knowledgeable in basic department mechanics.

Demonstrate professional behavior in the workplace.

Objectives:

  • Adhere to the department dress code.
  • Demonstrate punctuality.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate with patients and staff.
  • Appreciate the worth and dignity of every patient.
  • Demonstrate appropriate interaction techniques for various types of patients.
  • Show concern for the patient's modesty at all times.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate procedure for patient transfer.

Demonstrate abilities needed to perform an ultrasound exam.

Objectives:

  • Describe and demonstrate methods that obtain patient history.
  • Select appropriate transducer(s) and machine settings for a specific exam.
  • Understand and demonstrate the process for film acquisition.
  • Show the ability to properly fill out an exam worksheet.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of all machine controls and functions.
  • Enhance all previously learned skills in the following areas:
  • Show advanced competency skills in the following areas:
  • Pass two program competencies demonstrating the ability to perform a pelvic and obstetrical sonogram.