Providing a solid foundation in sonography, Craig’s Essentials of Sonography and Patient Care, 4th Edition prepares you to succeed in the classroom and in practice. Divided into two parts, this updated text first describes the origins and evolution of diagnostic medical sonography, defines important terminology, and provides proven study techniques such as note taking, effective listening, and test-taking strategies. The second section prepares you for the clinical environment, covering topics from the sonography perspective such as taking a patient's vital signs, safety considerations, body mechanics, patient transfer, infection control, emergency procedures, and assisting patients with special needs. Additionally, survival skills throughout the text seek to build students’ problem solving skills to help them adjust both academically and in the clinical setting.
Preceded by Essentials of sonography and patient care / Marveen Craig. 3rd ed. 2013.
Textbook for:\DMS 301 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography\DMS301\\ECH 300 Introduction to Echocardiography\ECH300.
The origins and evolution of diagnostic medical sonography -- The sonographer as student -- Communication and critical thinking skills -- Sonographer safety issues -- Medical techniques and patient care -- Clinical assessments and sonographic procedures -- Legal and ethical aspects of sonography / Tricia Turner -- Sound futures / Shannon Trebes, Dana Blitz, and Christina O'May -- Professional development and leadership.