An introduction to the profession of Diagnostic Medical Sonography as well as to the clinical setting that is a large portion of the curriculum during subsequent terms. Topics such as the history of ultrasound, scope of practice, Professional Code of Ethics, acoustic terminology, physician and patient interaction, and equipment operation will be discussed. Students will also learn basic EKG including interpretation of lethal heart rhythms and the course of action if a patient presents with one. Students will also learn how the heart rhythm affects acquisition of sonographic images. Prerequisite: acceptance into the DMS program. One-hour lecture, six (6) lab hours. Course fee required.
Offered Summer for 3 Semester hours.