|1. Description - |
|Advanced obstetrical sonography. Abnormal 2nd and 3rd trimester fetal growth and sonographic measurements with correlations to accepted standards. Abnormalities, pathology and maternal complications. One-half hour per week will be spent in completing online exams and working on patient case studies. Required for Diagnostic Medical Sonography students.|
|Prerequisite: DMS 55A.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- recognize clinical and sonographic signs of the abnormal pregnancy.
- describe the sonographic findings of the fetus affected by maternal complications.
- understand the types of guided techniques in invasive procedures
- technical and psychosocial topics in the 2nd & 3rd trimester abnormal pregnancy and discuss ethical dilemmas for health care personnel when in conflict with cultural, gender, and age-related populations.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|DVD/TV, internet access, computer, monitor, viewboxes. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- The abnormal pregnancy
- classifications of the high risk pregnancy and its impact on fetal and maternal well-being
- contrast clinical symptoms
- contrast history and physical examination findings
- Fetal abnormalities in the 2nd & 3rd trimester pregnancy
- fetal head and brain
- fetal thorax
- fetal chest
- fetal abdomen
- fetal skeletal system
- Maternal complications in the 2nd & 3rd trimesters
- cardiac complications
- urinary tract complications
- digestive tract complications
- nutritional compromises
- The post parteum uterus
- complications of infection
- complications for deep vein thrombosis
- Image Quality Recognition for interpretation, presentation, and technical quality.
- Assessing and obtaining pertinent clinical information.
- components of the clinical report
- assessing relevant from non relevant data
- produce quality studies for the physician to interpret
- contrast diagnostic quality of examinations from suboptimal studies
- Artifacts - determine useful artifacts from other types of artifacts
- Produce quality studies for the physicians to diagnosis
- internet research to develop the Case Review and presentation
- internet research for the differential diagnosis
- Technical and psychosocial topics in obstetrical sonography
- role of the sonographer and patients who carry an abnormal fetus with respect to cultural beliefs.
- Communication using profession specific nomenclature.
- Applying described techniques to patients from diverse cultural, emotional, and socioeconomic status with sensitivity to their rights and comforts.
- Emphasis on Obstetrics in the 2nd & 3rd trimesters
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Demonstration of mastery of lecture material
- Written quizzes
- Comprehensive final exam
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Stephenson, S., Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3rd ed., Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 2012. |
Hall-Terracciano, B., Stephenson, S., Workbook for Diagnostic Medical Sonography: A Guide to Clinical Practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3rd ed., Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 2012.
|8. Disciplines - |
|Diagnostic Medical Technology |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture presentations, classroom discussions, homework and Etudes Internet delivery. |
|10. Lab Content - |
- Participate in online assessments
- Case analysis
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Read assignments
- Complete written sections of the syllabus
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a required core course for the AS degree and Certificate of Achievement in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. |