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    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog
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HSC 1910 - Introduction to Sonography and Patient Care

Credits: 3
Lecture: 45
Lab: 0

Exposes allied health students to basic concepts of patient care that will confront them in the medical setting. Theory and practice will include such areas as medical ethics, legal concepts, infection control, microbiology, history taking, vital signs, dealing with emergencies and patient positioning and transfer methods. Emphasis on the total patient is presented with regards to the patient’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. This course also provides a theoretical foundation for the fundamental principles and concepts of pharmacotherapies and drug classifications. This course will focus on the drugs the sonographer will most likely encounter in the cardiovascular patient population. 45 hours of lecture are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s): Accepted into the Cardiac Sonography program or the Diagnostic Sonography program
Corequisite(s): None



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