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Clinical Courses are a vital part of the education to the DMS students. These courses provide hands-on learning experiences in a health care setting. Students are a part of the department team and help with all daily tasks. Students are provided with guidelines to help achieve requirements of the clinical setting.
DMS Student Handbook and Protocol Guide
The DMS handbook and protocol guide provides an overview of all responsibilities of the student. It also provides a protocol guide for the most frequent examinations performed during clinical experience. The handbook is available to all students and clinical instructors.
Before students can begin their first clinical experience the following tasks must be completed:
- BCLS by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association/CPR certification
Courses are offered at the college or may be obtained on your own. However, the course must be AHA certified.
- OSHA training provided on Blackboard
Includes HIPPA training and a confidentiality statement
DMS students are required to wear either navy blue or white scrubs (can be a combination of those) and white, dark blue, or gray shoes (tennis shoes are fine; just watch excess color in its design). Shoes, by Baptist Memorial Health Care facility requirements, must have a back. A white T-shirt is allowed under scrubs (no printing on the shirt is to be seen). You will also need a white lab coat with a BCHS student patch on the left shoulder, 3 inches below the seam of the shoulder. You can purchase the patch in the bookstore. Patches are not required for the scrub tops. The style should remain conservative and basic.
Clinical Tracking System
Trajecys is an on-line clinical tracking system that allows students and clinical instructors to complete logs of various clinical requirements.
Students, who have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or better, have shown capacity for leadership and achievements in diagnostic medical sonography are eligible for membership into the Alpha Eta Society.
The purpose of the honor society is to recognize scholarship among allied health students. Information regarding this organization can be found at http://www.alphaeta.net/. Applications are accepted in February of each year.
BCHS is committed to the sucess of our students. College counselors are available if you need any help with test-taking skills, time management, stress management, or any other assistance.A list of services available to all students can be found by selecting the follolwing link: Services for Students
Our major is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on recommendation by the Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). Students have the right to contact these organizations as needed.
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