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Essentials of Sonography and Patient Care

Providing a solid foundation in sonography, this book is designed to help students succeed in both the classroom and in practice. It promotes study by defining important terminology, by providing a historical overview of ultrasound technology, and by describing the sonographer's role on the medical team — adding study techniques, note taking, effective listening, and test-taking strategies. For the clinical environment, the book covers topics such as taking a patient's vital signs, safety considerations, body mechanics, patient transfer, infection control, and emergency procedures. This book also prepares students for the transition into practice, covering expectations in various clinical settings, continuing education, sonography specialties, administrative roles, and career options.

Book, 320 Pages

Published: November 2005

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3485-6


  • Chapter 1 The Origins and Evaluation of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
    Chapter 2 Sonographer Development
    Chapter 3 The Sonographer as a Student
    New! Chapter 4 Sonographer Safety Issues
    Chapter 5 Patient-Sonographer Interaction: Medical Techniques and Patient Care
    Chapter 6 Communications and Critical Thinking Skills
    New! Chapter 7 Clinical Assessments and Sonographic Procedures
    New! Chapter 8 Medico-Legal Aspects of Sonography
    Chapter 9 Ethics and Professionalism
    New! Chapter 10 Sound Futures
    New! Chapter 11 Professional Development and Leadership

    New! The Patient Care Partnership
    Commonly Encountered Lab Tests And Values
    Common Medical Abbreviations
    Medical Terminology
    New! Abbreviated Glossary of Spanish Phrases


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