Fall Semester 2018 Catalog

DMSO 1010 Foundations of Sonography



Using classroom didactic instruction and laboratory experiences, this foundations course prepares students for the role of a sonographer. The course provides a base of knowledge and experiences from which complementary and subsequent courses build on. Topics include diagnostic medical sonography history; medical ethics and law; patient privacy and confidentiality; body mechanics, lifts, and transfers; patient assessment and administration of care; transducer care; response to medical emergencies; professionalism; medical and sonographic terminology; cultural competence; ergonomics; work related musculoskeletal disorders; basic sonographic physical principles and system operation; Maslows Hierarchy of Needs; and sonographic scanning techniques.