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Diagnostic Medical Vascular Sonographer Certification

Diagnostic Medical Vascular Sonographer Certification

Become a Certified Diagnostic Medical Vascular Sonographer

The need for trained diagnostic professionals is growing at a fast rate. Working sonographers already registered in cardiac and general who are interested in becoming more competitive in the workforce can now prepare for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) Vascular Registry Board exam at HCC.

This certificate program, offered in partnership with HCC’s Division of Health Sciences, takes about four months to complete. The program is offered twice annually with the next course starting in January 2020.

Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to sit for the ARDMS Vascular Registry Board exam.

  • Program Objectives

    Courses in this program include:

    ARDMS SPI Registry Review
    Review of Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
    This course aligns with the National Education Curriculum for Sonography (NEC) provided by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS) by reviewing:

    • Physics Principles
    • Ultrasound Transducers
    • Pulse- echo Instrumentation
    • Hemodynamics
    • Doppler Principles
    • Quality Assurance
    • Patient Care

    Clinical Externship A & B
    The Clinical Externship course objectives align with the National Education Curriculum for Sonography (NEC) provided by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS). 

    At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Utilize oral and written communication.
    2. Maintain clinical records.
    3. Interact with the interpreting physician with oral or written summary of findings as permitted by clinical affiliate.
    4. Recognize significant clinical information and historical facts from the patient and the medical records, which may impact on the diagnostic examination.
    5. Comprehend and employ appropriate medical terminology, abbreviations, symbols, terms, and phrases.
    6. Provide basic patient care and comfort.
    7. Maintain infection control and utilize universal precautions.
    8. Anticipate and be able to respond to the needs of the patient.
    9. Identify life-threatening situations and implement emergency care as permitted by clinical affiliate.
    10. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human gross and sectional anatomy.
    11. Evaluate anatomic structures in the region of interest.

    Vascular Ultrasound I
    The Vascular Ultrasound I course objectives align with the National Education Curriculum for Sonography (NEC) provided by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS). 

    At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Apply knowledge of fluid dynamics when interpreting cerebrovascular, abdominal, peripheral venous and arterial ultrasound images.
    2. Describe the hemodynamic changes that occur in the cerebrovascular, abdominal, peripheral venous and arterial systems.
    3. Identify the risk factors, signs, and symptoms associated with cerebrovascular, abdominal, peripheral venous and arterial diseases.
    4. Utilize noninvasive vascular testing to assess the peripheral venous and arterial system.
    5. Perform and accurately identify diagnostic findings for cerebrovascular ultrasound examinations.
    6. Perform and accurately identify diagnostic findings for peripheral venous ultrasound examinations.
    7. Perform and accurately identify diagnostic findings for abdominal vascular ultrasound examinations.
    8. Perform and accurately identify diagnostic findings for peripheral arterial ultrasound examinations.
    9. Correlate cerebrovascular, abdominal, peripheral venous and arterial ultrasound findings with results from other imaging modalities.
    10. Describe current treatment options for cerebrovascular, abdominal, peripheral venous and arterial diseases.

    Vascular Ultrasound II
    The Vascular Ultrasound II course objectives align with the National Education Curriculum for Sonography (NEC) provided by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS). 

    At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Apply knowledge of fluid dynamics when interpreting peripheral arterial and abdominal vascular ultrasound images.
    2. Describe the hemodynamic changes that occur in the peripheral arterial and abdominal vascular systems.
    3. Identify the risk factors, signs, and symptoms associated with peripheral arterial and abdominal vascular diseases.
    4. Utilize noninvasive vascular testing to assess the peripheral arterial system.
    5. Perform and accurately identify diagnostic findings for abdominal vascular ultrasound examinations.
    6. Perform and accurately identify diagnostic findings for peripheral arterial ultrasound examinations.
    7. Correlate peripheral arterial and abdominal vascular ultrasound findings with results from other imaging modalities.
    8. Describe current treatment options for peripheral arterial and abdominal vascular diseases.
    9. Describe the test procedures and modalities used for evaluation of miscellaneous vascular and vascular related diseases such as impotence, thoracic outlet, temporal arteritis, lymphedema and other conditions.
  • Course Format
    This program includes online courses only.
  • How to Apply

    To begin the program, an application must be submitted.

    Go here to apply.

     

Courses for the Current Term

The next class will begin January 2020. Applications are now available and registration forms will begin Nov. 1.

To apply or for more information, call 443-518-4772 or email pfassbender@howardcc.edu. You may also contact Chante Robinson at 443-518-3246 or crobertson@howardcc.edu.

 

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