Course Syllabus for SDMS CME Credits
Description of Course:
The Registry Review courses have been modeled after the current ARDMS®
exam content outlines to assist you in your registry preparation. The monthly tuition rate offers access to the course from anywhere, at anytime on your laptop. The courses provide a simplified breakdown of the necessary materials for preparing for the ARDMS®
exam, which includes detailed information with superior quality images.
Each review course is segmented into smaller sections of information to assist in studying specific areas and in locating the information you would like to review. The outline format provides the key points and facts in an easy to read format. The over 1000 digital images available can be enlarged for a more detailed review with just a click.
This course is designed for preparation for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) registry exam. Sections include: General Information, Production of Sound Waves, Interaction of Sound with Matter, Doppler Techniques, Hemodynamics, Transducer Structure and Function, Pulsed and Continuous Wave Techniques, Information Processing Storage and Display, 2D and Doppler Artifacts, QA and QC and Bioeffects.The course materials are also an excellent resource for seasoned Sonographers to brush up on current topics in the field.
Goals for the Course:
- To assist Sonographers in obtaining their ARDMS® certification.
- To provide a complete review of the necessary information a Sonographer should have mastered in order to obtain the certification.
- To provide Sonographers with a review course that can be easily revised as the field changes.
- To provide experienced Sonographers with a comprehensive review of the current information in their field of practice for continuing their Sonography education.
Upon completion of the course, the Sonographer should be able to:
- Discuss the role of the Sonographer in utilizing universal precautions and sterile techniques
- Describe how to care for patients in an emergency situation
- List key factors in patient communication and privacy
- Perform basic mathematical calculations related to ultrasound physics
- Describe the factors involved in the production of sound
- Discuss the interaction of sound with matter
- List and describe the components of an ultrasound transducer
- Define beam intensity and describe potential bioeffects
- Differentiate pulsed and continuous techniques
- Describe the various functions performed by the transducer and how to manipulate them for the best image quality
- Describe the various functions performed by the ultrasound system and how to manipulate them for the best image quality
- Describe the types of Doppler evaluation and identify the similarities and differences
- Discuss the processes involved for image display and storage
- Differentiate arterial and venous hemodynamics
- Identify acoustic artifacts on the 2D and Doppler images
- Describe the processes involved in performing quality assurance testing on the ultrasound system
No accompanying text or required readings. Material can be referenced in the numerous resources listed on the attached Bibliography pages.
See Attached Bibliography
Requirements for Achieving CME Credit:
Participants will receive 7 CME credits for reviewing all pages of the activity, completing the post test with a score of 70% or greater and submitting the Course Evaluation questions. Certificates will be emailed to the participant within 3-5 business days after documentation has been received.
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