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Essentials of Sonography and Patient Care

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Edition:
3rd
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9781437735451

ISBN10:
1437735452
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/1/2012
Publisher(s):
SAUNDERS W B CO
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Summary

Providing a solid foundation in sonography, Essentials of Sonography and Patient Care, 3rd Edition prepares you to succeed in the classroom and in practice. It describes the origins and evolution of diagnostic medical sonography, and includes proven study techniques such as note taking, effective listening, and test-taking strategies. Addressing the clinical environment, this book covers topics such as taking a patient's vital signs, safety considerations, body mechanics, patient transfer, infection control, emergency procedures, and assisting patients with special needs. Career discussions include the sonographer's role in various clinical settings, ethics and professionalism, and job search and interview techniques. Written by expert sonographer Marveen Craig, Essentials of Sonography and Patient Care points you toward a sound future in sonography. Scanning protocols for the four major clinical specialty exams detail what constitutes a complete sonographic examination. Thorough, step-by-step presentation of patient care in a sonography setting teaches you how to perform basic medical techniques and interact with patients. Sonographer Safety Issues chapter explains how to scan with proper scanning technique and posture to avoid repetitive-motion musculoskeletal injuries. Note boxes add information on applying concepts to the clinical setting. HIPAA information provides the knowledge you need to comply with federal law. Objectives and key terms introduce each chapter's important content. Chapter summaries simplify study and review by recapping the most important points. Glossary of Spanish phrases covers common instructions for better communication with Spanish-speaking patients. Updated scanning protocols for the four major clinical specialty exams ensure that you are well-prepared for clinical practice. Updated instrumentation information and photos introduce the equipment you will be using during training and in clinical practice. End-of-chapter critical thinking questions help in applying chapter content to reality-based scenarios. Professional Organizations and Agencies appendix furthers your career with a listing of influential organizations and agencies.

Table of Contents

The Origins and Evolution of Diagnostic Medical Sonographyp. 1
The Sonographer as Studentp. 31
Communication and Critical Thinking Skillsp. 49
Sonographer Safety Issuesp. 65
Medical Techniques and Patient Carep. 84
Clinical Assessments and Sonographic Proceduresp. 133
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sonographyp. 160
Sound Futuresp. 178
Professional Development and Leadershipp. 195
Appendices
The Patient Care Partnership: Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilitiesp. 208
Clinical Laboratory Testsp. 211
Ultrasound and Medical Abbreviationsp. 218
Ultrasound and Medical Terminologyp. 223
Spanish Phrases for Sonographersp. 227
Organizations and Agencies Associated with Medical Sonographyp. 229
Suggested Reading by Chapterp. 235
Illustration Creditsp. 239
Glossaryp. 240
Indexp. 255
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