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HSC 1230C METHODS OF PATIENT CARE 2 Credits 3 lab hours

METHODS OF PATIENT CARE Prerequisite: Acceptance to Sonography, A.S. Degree Program Corequisite: SON 1000C (Content is designed to provide the basic concepts of patient care including consideration for physical, and psychological, legal, and ethical needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures are described, as well as infection control procedures using standard precautions. Basic concepts of pharmacology/drug administration and theory and practice of venipuncture techniques are presented) Introduces basic theories, skills, and techniques of quality patient care. Includes communication, assessment skills, aseptic technique, drug administration, emergency situations, and AIDS education. Presents theoretical and practical knowledge to make sound clinical judgments and carry out patient care activities. A minimum grade of C is required to pass this course. (Special Fee: $16.00)