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Program information

Program information

Upon completion of the Mercyhealth School of Sonography program, a new graduate will be able to accomplish the following:

  • “To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains”
  • The program shall graduate competent, entry level sonographers
  • The program will provide the tools necessary for graduates to critically think and problem solve
  • The program will provide education that promotes professionalism, ethics and communication
  • The program shall address the needs of the community

Cognitive

  • Obtain, review and integrate pertinent patient data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills during the performance of sonographic procedures to provide optimum diagnostic services

Psychomotor

  • Perform sonographic procedures appropriately and accurately recording all anatomic and physiologic information for interpretation by a physician
  • Document and present complete and accurate sonographic findings to the interpreting physician in order to facilitate patient diagnosis
  • Maintain optimal function of the sonographic equipment
  • Assist physician during invasive ultrasound guided procedures

Affective

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and all members of the health care team
  • Provide compassionate patient care and education to promote overall well-being
  • Act in a professional manner within recognized ethical and legal standards
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning

Program outcomes, Class of 2021

Cohort Size: 4

Retention

100%

Credentialing – Abdomen

75%

Credentialing – OB/GYN

100%

Job Placement Rate

100%

Program outcomes, Class of 2018

Cohort Size: 3

Retention

67%

Credentialing – Abdomen

50%

Credentialing – OB/GYN

50%

Job Placement Rate

100%

Program curriculum

Quarter I

DMS100a

Foundations of Sonography

DMS101a

Sonography and Patient Care

DMS102a

Sonography Principals and Instrumentation I

DMS103a

Abdominal Sonography I

DMS105a

Practicum I

Quarter II

DMS100b

Clinical Lab I

DMS102b

Sonography Principals and Instrumentation II

DMS103c

Abdominal Sonography II

DMS104b

OB/GYN Sonography I

DMS105b

Practicum II

Quarter III

DMS100c

Clinical Lab II

DMS104d

OB/GYN Sonography II

DMS105c

Practicum III

DMS106c

Introduction to Vascular Sonography I

Quarter IV

DMS100d

Clinical Lab III

DMS103d

Abdomen/OBGYN Registry Review

DMS105d

Practicum IV

DMS106d

Vascular Sonography II

Quarter V

DMS100e

Clinical Lab IV

Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital DMS program reserves the right to revise its curriculum, policies, fees or schedules in response to changing conditions.