Essentials of Sonography and Patient Care


  • Robert de Jong, RDMS, Ultrasonography Educational Consultant, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Robert de Jong, RDMS, Ultrasonography Educational Consultant, Tucson, AZ, USA

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.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2005
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3485-6

Table of Contents

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