Essentials of Sonography and Patient Care


  • Marveen Craig, RDMS, Ultrasonography Educational Consultant, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Marveen Craig, RDMS, Ultrasonography Educational Consultant, Tucson, AZ, USA

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.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-5515-8

Table of Contents

1. The Origins and Evolution of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

2. The Sonographer as Student

3. Communication and Critical Thinking Skills

4. Sonographer Safety Issues

5. Medical Techniques and Patient Care

6. Clinical Assessments and Sonographic Procedures

7. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sonography

8. Sound Futures

9. Professional Development and Leadership Qualities


A: Patient Care Partnership: Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities

B: Clinical Laboratory Tests

C: Common Medical Abbreviations

D: Medical Terminology

E: Spanish Phrases for Sonographers

F: NEW! Professional Organizations and Agencies

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