CVT2113: HOSPITAL POLICIES AND PATIENT CARE
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Cardiovascular Technology program.
Hospital Policies and Patient Care is an in-depth study of hospital departmental policies, procedures, and protocol. The course covers topics such as taking a patient's vital signs, safety considerations for the patient and echocardiographer, body mechanics, patient transfer, infection control, and emergency procedures. Informed consent, patient communication, and patient confidentiality are also discussed as well as ergonomically performing procedures, historical overview of ultrasound technology and medical terminology common to the echocardiographer. Ethical and legal principles are also introduced.
3 Hours Lecture; Allied Health Fee: $60.