Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Certificate Program / 121.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Day: 76 weeks / Evening: 76 weeks / 1950 Clock Hours

Day Classes:  03/22/2019
Eve Classes:   09/23/2019
Program Length:   18 Months
Day Schedules:  Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Eve Schedules:   Monday – Thursday 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Program Description:

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Medical Career Institute is programmatically accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Enrolling students need to refer to credentialing agency requirements in order to check credentialing exam eligibility. The program is designed to prepare the graduate to become skilled entry-level ultrasound technicians, and work effectively in the health care environment. Program includes well balanced on-campus classroom hours, on-campus (work-simulated) imaging laboratory component, off-campus integrated patient care clinical experience and clinical externship. Clinical sites include hospitals, imaging centers and doctor’s offices.

Program Goals

To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Objectives of the Program:

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Obtain, review and integrate pertinent patient data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
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Demonstrate ability to work with varying stress levels and work interruptions.
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Demonstrate critical thinking skills during the performance of sonographic procedures.
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Demonstrate correct positioning of patients and proper scanning procedures for sonographic examination.
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Accurately record all anatomic and physiologic information for interpretation by a physician.
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Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and the healthcare team.
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Demonstrate appropriate patient care and promote overall well-being.
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Act in a professional manner within recognized ethical and legal standards maintaining confidentiality.
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Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge from classroom in clinical setting
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Develop self-evaluation and uphold professional development.

Physical and Technical Standards

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Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in English to with patients, doctors and other personnel through speech, reading, and writing.
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Ability to assist patients on and off exam tables, wheel chairs, etc.
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Ability to regularly stand, walk, sit, kneel, squat, bend/stoop, use hands and fingers to handle or feel.
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No limitations in the use of both hands, wrists, and shoulders.
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Ability to manipulate dials, buttons, and switches.
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Ability to distinguish audible sounds.
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Ability to distinguish multiple shades of grey and colors.
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Ability to read fine print with or without visual aid.

At the completion of the program, the student will be able:

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Proficient in performing entry-level ultrasound technician tasks and responsibilities.
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Awarded a Certificate of Completion of Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
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Establish eligibility to test for the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) Physics and Instrumentation (SPI) exam, administered by the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
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Establish eligibility to test for the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) credential with an Abdomen (AB) specialty, administered by the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
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Establish eligibility to test for the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) credential with an OB/GYN specialty, administered by the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
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Able to seek entry-level employment in facilities such as hospital’s ultrasound departments, imaging center, clinics and doctors’ offices after passing credentialing exams.

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