PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2023–2024 174 2. T echnical Standards: The profession of diagnostic medical sonography includes, but is not limited to, the following physical, mental, auditory, and visual demands: a. physical—the ability to lift 50 pounds of weight, the ability to reach up, the ability to stand for up to 80 percent of the time, the ability to push or pull equipment and other devices, such as wheelchairs or stretchers, and the manual dexterity to control the settings on computers and on the ultrasound equipment. b. mental—the ability to remember, recall, and analyze information; the ability to work in a noisy environment; the ability to remain focused despite interruptions; and the ability to cope with potentially stressful situations. c. auditory—the ability to hear from both ears within normal auditory range and the ability to distinguish sounds within normal hearing range. d. visual—the ability to distinguish colors, the ability to monitor the environment, and the ability to work in dimmed light. 3. Rules in the Use of the Training Laboratory: As previously outlined, the ultrasound training laboratory and its extensive use during the didactic portion of study within the program is an essential and critical component of the program. a. Conduct in the ultrasound training laboratory will follow the rules and policies outlined for the university and the college in an effort to create an environment adequate to foster optimal learning. b. Food and drink will not be allowed in the ultrasound training laboratory (a capped bottle of beverage can be kept with the student’s personal belongings and used during the breaks outside the laboratory). c. Students are prohibited from capturing images, video, sound, or photographs of their fellow students, faculty members, instructors, volunteers, guests, or any other persons, activities, or procedures in the laboratory for any purpose, regardless of any expressed or implied consent. d. The use of the ultrasound training laboratory will be strictly reserved to training sessions outlined by one of the professors and will be supervised by one of the professors. Students are not allowed in the lab unless supervised by a professor or instructor. e. A copy of the specific rules and regulations pertaining to teaching in the ultrasound training lab will be provided at the first lab session in the first term on campus in the program. The rules will be explained by the professor assigned to the class. All students will sign a copy. f. Safeguards—Instruction sessions in the ultrasound training laboratory are made possible by the participation of students, both as the person scanning and the person being scanned (subject). All the exercises are developed to ensure prudent and safe use of the equipment, as well as the safety of the subject. 4. Participation and Equitable Training: The hands-on training in the lab by necessity consists of students practicing on each other, taking turns as designated “examiner” and as the “patient.” Participation in the role of “patient” for a given lab course or session is voluntary. Election not to participate will not affect grades directly. However, a student electing to not participate as a “patient” does not