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IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGESCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCESDIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHYPROGRAMADULT CARDIAC CONCENTRATIONSTUDENT HANDBOOKNon-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity PolicyIvy Tech Community College provides open admission, degree credit programs, courses and community serviceofferings, and student support services for all protected classes – race, religion, color, sex, ethnicity, nationalorigin, physical and mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,veteran or military status. The College also provides opportunities to students on the same non-discriminatoryopportunity basis. Persons who believe they may have been discriminated against should contact the campusaffirmative action officer, Human Resources Administrator, or Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Ivy TechCommunity College of Indiana is an accredited, equal opportunity/ affirmative action institution. For moreinformation review the Student Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-discrimination Policy and Proceduresat https://docs.google.com/document/d/1 .Booklet DisclaimerThis Diagnostic Medical Sonography Handbook 2020/2021 handbook is intended to supply accurate informationto the reader. The imbedded links take the reader directly to the Ivy Tech policy for further clarification. TheCollege reserves the right to change the Program and course requirements; however, every effort will be madeto inform students of any program changes. This handbook and its provisions are not in any way a contract.Version 4.17.2020 2
Table of ContentsContentsTeaching Facilities . 9Clinical/Externship Facilities . 9Advising. 9Health Services . 9Career Development Services . 9Housing . 10Transportation . 10Disability Support Services (DSS) . 10Tuition and Fees . 11Financial Aid. 11Financial Obligation . 11Liability Statement . 11Withdrawal Policy . 12Refund policy . 12College Progression and Readmission Policy . 13Progression in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program . 13Stop Outs . 13Credit for Prior Learning . 13Transferring . 13Program Requirements for the Global Studies Certificate: . 14College Policy . 14Classroom and Lab Attendance Policy. 15Clinical Attendance Policy. 15Student Rights and Responsibilities . 19Guidelines for Professional Conduct . 19Group I . 20Group II . 22Group III . 23Methods of Evaluation in Courses . 26Technical Outcomes Assessment . 27Certification/Licensure . 27Version 4.17.2020 3
Purpose . 27Organizational Scope or Audience . 27Definitions. 27Policy . 28Procedure . 28Disclaimers . 29Protection of Confidential Information from the Background Checks and Drug Screenings . 29Eligibility for Externship Experiences with Affiliating Clinical Agencies . 30Eligibility for Clinical Experiences in Campus-Based Clinical Services . 30Positive Drug Screen . 30Criminal Background Check . 30Essential Functions . 31What are Bloodborne Pathogens . 32What to Do When a Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Occurs . 32Where to Seek Treatment . 32What Happens Next? . 32What are Airborne Pathogens? . 33What to do When an Airborne Pathogen Exposure Occurs . 33INSTRUCTION AND ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL . 36Code of Ethics for the Profession of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 37PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIORS . 38FELONY OR OTHER CONVICTIONS . 38RECRUITMENT. 39ADMISSIONS . 39SELECTION PROCESS . 40TRANSFER STUDENTS. 40WITHDRAWAL . 41PROGRAM PROGRESSION . 41GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS . 41STUDENT REPRESENTATION . 41PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. 41WEATHER CLOSINGS . 42NAME, ADDRESS, OR PHONE NUMBER CHANGE . 42REMEDIATION . 42CHILD CARE . 42PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CLINICAL . 42Version 4.17.2020 4
ESSENTIAL FUNTIONS . 42CLINICAL HOURS . 46SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL HOURS . 46Altering Clinical Records . 46SONOGRAPHY STUDENT WORKING AS STAFF . 46OUTSIDE JOBS . 46CLINICAL PROPERTY . 47PORTABLE EXAMINATIONS . 47DIRECT SUPERVISION . 47INDIRECT SUPERVISION . 47SUPERVISION FOR REPEATED EXAMS . 47PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT . 47COMPETENCY EVALUATIONS . 48COMPETENCIES . 48AFFECTIVE DOMAIN . 49TEXTBOOKS . 50GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL . 50PEER/VOLUNTEER SCANNING. 50SONOGRAPHY LAB . 51ELECTRICAL SAFETY RULES. 51GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL . 51PROBLEMS . 52POLICY AGREEMENT STATEMENTS AND SIGNATURE PAGES . 53Version 4.17.2020 5
Introduction –Welcome to the Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. This handbook isto inform and guide you through the requirements and policies to which you must adhere as you progress throughthe program. This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to pursue acareer in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Ivy Tech Community College graduates of this program also receive anAssociate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.The primary objective of this student handbook is to provide sonography students with a manual for the DMSIProgram. All students at Ivy Tech Community College are subject to the rules and regulations in the current collegecatalog, the Student Code of Conduct, and the College Policy and Procedure Manual. In addition to these rules andregulations, there are policies, procedures, and guidelines that are specific to DMSI students.This handbook deals specifically with the policies and procedures for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programand serves to assist sonography students toward successful completion of their course of study. Each student has theresponsibility to read thoroughly and review this handbook regularly and to be knowledgeable of its contents.Accrediting OrganizationsThe College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.The Higher Learning Commission230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500Chicago, IL 60604800-621-7440 or 312-263-0456https://www.hlcommission.org/The Ivy Tech Community College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited for the General, Vascular andAdult Echocardiography concentrations by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography(JRC-DMS). The JRC-DMS is a member of CAAHEP and is responsible for the maintenance and promotion of qualityeducation standards in diagnostic medical sonography. Click here to check accreditation status.Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158Clearwater, FL 33763727-210-2350www.caahep.orgJRC-DMS6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500Ellicott City, MD 21043443-973-3251jrcdms.orgVersion 4.17.2020 6
Program Philosophy and MissionThe faculty strives to provide a positive, challenging, and supportive environment in which students are able todevelop the skills necessary to succeed as diagnostic medical sonographers. The sonography faculty believes that thelearning process is a shared responsibility between the faculty and student. The faculty lays the foundation forlearning and the student exhibits the study habits and attitude conducive to learning.The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program faculty is committed to providing students with a broad base ofknowledge utilizing the most current technology and facilities available. In keeping with this philosophy, facultymembers continually seek opportunities for professional development, certifications, and internships. In addition toproviding students with the necessary clinical and administrative skills, emphasis is placed on the importance oftreating all patients with compassion, empathy and tolerance.The mission of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute Region is toprovide a competency based educational experience that reflects the accepted standards of the profession andprovides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed as sonographers.Program GoalsWith faith in the faculty, clinical instructors and the advisory committee, we set forth the following goals for theprogram: "To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills),and affective (behavior) learning domains" and/or"To prepare competent entry-level adult cardiac sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor(skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains" and/or“To prepare competent entry-level vascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills),and affective (behavior) learning domains.”To provide graduates who possess a lifelong desire of education that can fulfill the needs of the carecommunity in an ethical manner.Provide an educational program which accepts students using procedures and practices that provide equaladmission and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnic background, creed, sex, sexualorientation, age, disabling conditions, or natural origin and represent non-discriminatory practices in allactions.Provide students with curriculum, including contemporary educational methodology and technology thatprepares them for entry-level employment as diagnostic medical sonographers.To help students communicate effectively by developing both expressive and receptive language skills to anappropriate level of competency for the profession.Prepare the student with the education needed to pass certification examinations.Version 4.17.2020 7
College General Education OutcomesUpon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:1. Demonstrate critical and creative thinking.2. Recognize and understand cultural and individual differences, in terms of both contemporary andhistorical perspectives.3. Recognize and understand social, political, civic, and environmental responsibilities relative to oursociety.4. Apply basic scientific concepts in a variety of settings5. Exhibit quantitative literacy.6. Communicate effectively in written and oral forms.7. Apply ethical reasoning.8. Demonstrate the acquisition and use of information.Program OutcomesUpon completion of the program:1. Students will be able to competently perform routine procedures.2. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills of patient care.3. Students will demonstrate diagnostic sonography safety to self, patients and others.4. Graduates indicate an overall satisfaction with the program.5. Graduates will have the knowledge needed to pass certification examinations.6. Graduates are able to obtain employment within 6 months.7. Students apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, positioning, to acutely identify structures on ultrasoundimages and other imaging modalities.8. The students will demonstrate how to perform non-routine to accommodate the patient condition and othervariables.9. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in critical situations and surgery.10. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.11. Student will demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills with all patients.Program EffectivenessGraduating ClassRetentionJob Placement/ FurtherEducationCredentials Earned2015- Vascular93%100%12/14 RVT or RVS - 86%14/152016- General85%2 never attempted100%13/152016- AdultEchocardiography93%7/7 Abdominal – 100%10/10 OB/GYN – 100%86%12/12 RDCS or RCS – 100%14/152017- Vascular78%7/986%7/7 RVS or RVT 100%2018- General87%13/1592%11/11 Abdominal- 100%6/6 OB/GYN2019- Sellersburg asof 9-19Completed 5/19100%10/1090%RDCS or RCS9/10 90%Version 4.17.2020 8
FacilitiesTeaching FacilitiesAll facilities and resources of the Ivy Tech Community College are available to sonography students. Studentsare encouraged to use support services available, as well as on-line. Instructional support services includeamong others: tutoring and learning centers, the Ivy Tech Virtual Library, campus libraries, and use of Ivy Learnto enhance course delivery.Clinical/Externship FacilitiesThe clinical/externship experience is an integral part of the educational experience for all Diagnostic MedicalSonography Program students. The Program has affiliation agreements within each regional service area. Formore information on clinical affiliates, please contact the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Chair. Theclinical/externship is required for program completion.Clinical sites are acquired, initiated, and set up by the school faculty and administration. No student shall seekout to facilities to establish a clinical site.Student Support dvisingIvy Tech Community College uses an Academic/Faculty advisor system. On admission, each degree student isassigned both an Academic and a Faculty Program advisor whose purposes are to: Assist the student in course selection and program planning. Guide the student in meeting the requirements for graduation as prescribed by the College. Ensure that appropriate technical and general education courses are included in the chosen course ofstudy. Students may meet with their advisors during a designated registration session as or as needed duringeach semester.For more information, go to https://www.ivytech.edu/advising/.Health ServicesFor students registered in credit courses, the College provides accident insurance in a designated amount forinjuries sustained while participating in College-sponsored activities. The activity must take place on Collegepremises or on any premises designated by the College. Students are also covered while traveling to and fromCollege-sponsored activities as a member of a group under College supervision. It is the student’s responsibilityto report injuries or accidents occurring on campus promptly to the instructor or to the Office of Student Affairsso that proper medical treatment may be administered. If the College officials deem necessary, emergencymedical services may be requested. If a student has a seizure or black out while on campus emergency medicalservices will be notified. Ivy Tech Community College does not provide on-campus medical or mental healthservices. Medical and mental health services are available at local hospitals and clinics.Career Development ServicesThe Office of Career Development Services is available to help you in a number of ways: Employment Referral Resume/Cover Letter Assistance Career Assessment Job Shadowing Labor Market InformationVersion 4.17.2020 9
Practice Interviews Occupational Reports Community Employer Portfolios Work-Study Positions Co-op Education OpportunitiesFor more information, go to Ivy Tech Community College is a commuter college and does not operate residence halls. However, the Office ofStudent Affairs may be able to respond to questions concerning housing in the community. Ivy Tech accepts noresponsibility for locating, approving, or supervising local student housing.Transportationo All necessary transportation to clinical experience is the student’s responsibility and is notprovided by the school. Students are expected to comply with parking designations.Handicapped parking spaces and visitors areas are reserved for those purposes, and vehiclesimproperly parked in those areas may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense. The Collegedoes not guarantee transportation to, from or during any clinical experience.o The College is not responsible for injury or loss resulting from transportation to, from, or duringany clinical experience.o Student assumes all risks in connection with ride-alongs or transportation to, from, or during anyclinical experience.o The College does not perform nor can it ensure a motor vehicle record check of third partydrivers of clinical affiliates.o A student who wants to make a complaint or report driver issues should do promptly byreporting to their instructor. The instructor or program leadership should ensure that action is taken (such asreporting to the clinical educator/affiliate contact and assisting the student to identifyalternate transportation means), ensuring no retaliation, so that the student cancontinue the clinical experience.Disability Support Services (DSS)Students pursuing the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program must be capable of fulfilling the EssentialFunctions of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Students included in the Admission, Progression andGraduation Policies section of this booklet. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will bemade to ensure access to academic programs, services, and employment in accordance with section 504 of theRehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. College programs and facilities aredesigned to be accessible to students with disabilities. Each campus has designated parking and specialrestroom facilities for these students. DSS will also aid students with disabilities with career planning, financialaid, and placement. The College staff works with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and other serviceagencies to assist students with disabilities through available local community resources.It is the student’s responsibility to contact the campus DSS representative to request accommodations; anyinformation shared will be kept confidential unless the student authorizes release and exchange of specifiedinformation. Requests for accommodations and documentation of disability must be received one month priorto enrollment for the next academic term. Additional time may be required for some requests. Every effort willbe made to provide reasonable accommodations in a timely manner.Students who request accommodations are expected to participate in an intake interview with DSS if requestingspecific services, academic adjustments or other accommodations for a disability. Prospective students shouldVersion 4.17.2020 10
schedule an intake interview prior to attempting any part of the admission process if accommodations will berequired for the information session, academic assessment, completing forms or scheduling classes. The intakeprocess, including intake interview and documentation on file, should be completed at least one month prior tothe need for accommodations. Documentation of the disability must be on file with the DSS office prior toservices being provided. Late requests may delay accommodations. In accordance with the above procedure,federal guidelines and respect for individual privacy, no action will be taken without a specific request.If you would like more information about the DSS go to http://www.ivytech.edu/dss/ or contact Jamie Frey. Allstudents are expected to meet entry requirements. Essential el
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DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY STUDENT HANDBOOK 2021 - 2022 Revision History: Version 2.0 (August 20, 2021) Version 1.9 (July 18, 2019) Version 1.8 (August 23, 2018). 1.7 (July, 2017). . The Howard Community College (HCC) Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Student Handbook has been compiled by the faculty to provide information pertinent to .
DMS 330 Sonography Lab I (180 hours) 3 DMS 340 Sonography Physics & Instrumentation 3 DMS 350 Sonography of Superficial Structures & Other Procedures 3 DMS 360 Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography II 3 DMS 370 Sonography Lab II (120 hours) 2 DMS 380 Sonography Clinical Practicum I (240 hours) 4
Basin College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program 2021-2022 Student Handbook. (initial) I understand that as a condition of enrollment in Great Basin College's Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, I agree that a clinical facility/agency may, at any time, require a "for cause" drug and/or alcohol screen.
within this handbook throughout their educational experience. Whenever possible, data from the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has been included.
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