DMS 240 Clinical Internship I


Campus Location:
Georgetown
Effective Date:
2018-51
Prerequisite:
DMS 112, DMS 131
Co-Requisites:

none

Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
0.00 lecture hours/week
16.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course is the first in a series that will provide supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography that occurs in a variety of healthcare settings.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Student Handbook
Separate instructor handouts and assignments

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Integrate didactic and lab principles in the clinical setting. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  2. Comply with college and clinical affiliate department policies and procedures. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4; PGC 2, 3, 4)
  3. Demonstrate professional behaviors in all matters relating to patient, family, and other healthcare members. (CCC 3, 4; PGC 3)
  4. Practice using ultrasound instrumentation and other equipment necessary for sonographic procedures. (CCC 1, 2, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 4)
  5. Explain proper pre-examination preparation and acquisition of pertinent patient medical information. (CCC 1, 2, 5; PGC 2, 4)
  6. Compare sonographic examination protocols and required images related to the field of study. (CCC 1, 2, 5, 6; PGC1, 2, 3, 4)
  7. Initiate and practice diagnostic medical sonographic procedures within the plan of care and scope of responsibility. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  8. Perform the basic views of the abdomen and the non-gravid pelvis using real-time ultrasound equipment. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Integrate didactic and lab principles in the clinical setting.
    1. Produce diagnostic images in the clinical setting.
  2. Comply with college and clinical affiliate department policies and procedures.
    1. Comply with college policies, including Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Policies.
    2. Comply with clinical affiliate department policies and procedures.
    3. Maintain student clinical records.
    4. Document clinical activity in a timely manner.
  3. Demonstrate professional behaviors in all matters relating to patient, family, and other healthcare members.
    1. Demonstrate appropriate interaction skills with physicians, staff, patient, family, and other healthcare members in the clinical setting.
    2. Demonstrate professional behavior, including appropriate attire.
    3. Maintain confidentiality in verbal and written communication.
  4. Practice using ultrasound instrumentation and other equipment necessary for sonographic procedures.
    1. Identify and explain the function of the basic generic instrumentation controls on a duplex ultrasound system and other equipment necessary for sonographic procedures.
    2. Select the appropriate transducer according to the procedure requested and patient body habitus.
    3. Explain the correct usage of the controls for optimal study results and image quality.
    4. Explain the system components for documentation of the ultrasound study.
  5. Explain proper pre-examination preparation and acquisition of pertinent patient medical information.
    1. Explain and practice pre-examination preparation by
      1. Selecting correct instrumentation.
      2. Obtaining optimum machine setting.
      3. Obtaining patient history and identifying clinical signs and symptoms.
      4. Using proper patient positioning and safely assisting the patient for the procedure.
      5. Properly preparing and maintaining the patient area within the clinical site.
  6. Compare sonographic examination protocols and required images related to the field of study.
    1. Explain protocols and required images for specific examinations.
    2. Discuss protocols from various clinical sites and compare to professional society recommended protocols.
  7. Initiate and practice diagnostic medical sonographic procedures within the plan of care and scope of responsibility.
    1. Select pertinent information from medical chart and patient report for documentation.
    2. Formulate significant clinical information and historical facts from the patient and the medical records that may impact diagnostic information.
    3. Explain exam protocols and criteria necessary for interpreting sonographic study.
    4. Identify patient symptoms and formulate differential causes.
    5. Practice diagnostic medical sonographic procedures within the plan of care and scope of responsibility.
  8. Perform the basic views of the abdomen and the non-gravid pelvis using real-time ultrasound equipment.
    1. Select appropriate transducer and instrument settings appropriate to the requested part and body habitus.
    2. Perform required competency to include basic views of the abdomen and the non-gravid pelvis.
    3. Document properly annotated diagnostic images of the pertinent normal and abnormal anatomy in all the appropriate scan planes of the abdomen, including great vessels, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
    4. Document properly annotated diagnostic images and measurements of the pertinent normal and abnormal anatomy in all the appropriate scan planes of the non-gravid pelvis, including transabdominal and transvaginal scanning of uterus and ovaries.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

 
Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Graduates will demonstrate clinical competence by performing a full range of diagnostic medical sonography procedures on all patient populations pertaining to their learning concentration.
  2. Graduates will professionally utilize verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills in patient care, procedure intervention, and professional relationships.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate professional growth and development by acting in a professional and ethical manner and comply with the professional scope of practice.
  4. Graduates will integrate critical thinking and problem solving skills as expected of a healthcare professional.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.