2016-2017 Semester Catalog

VAST 1100 Vascular Fundamentals

This course introduces the basic principles and applications of physical assessment of non-invasive cardiovascular procedures. Topics include: history of diagnostic medical sonography; role of the sonographer; learning tools and techniques; basic medical techniques and patient care; infection control and universal precautions; verbal and non-verbal communication skills; grieving process; informed patient consent; health care delivery models; resource and educational options for sonographers, vital signs; patient preparations, maintenance of clinical records; Maslows Hierarchy of Needs; legal issues; HIPPA regulations and patients rights in medical care, employee/employer relationships; sonographic terminology; proper ergonomics and patient transfer methods; routine scanning planes; standard patient positions; instrumentation and image manipulation; and Doppler principles.




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