|Department||Diagnostic Medical Sonography|
|Postrequisites||DULT 133, DULT 212|
Patient Care for the Health Sciences
This course prepares the health science student to enter the clinical setting by equipping them with the fundamentals of patient care methods related to diagnostic imaging. Students will learn how to take vital signs and assess when to call for medical assistance, as well as how to properly handle a variety of medical emergencies in patients from the pediatric to the geriatric populations. Other topics covered include: oxygen administration, correct body mechanics, body substance isolation, patient tubes/equipment, pharmacology, and aseptic and sterile techniques.