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Technical Standards

In addition to meeting the Baptist College Performance Standards, the following technical standards and essential functions outline reasonable expectations of a student in the diagnostic medical sonography program for the performance of common sonographer functions:

  • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people, and the ability to be easily understood. Reading, writing, recording and documenting accurate patient information required.
  • Analytical skills sufficient to process information, to transfer knowledge from one situation to another, and to prioritize tasks.
  • Critical thinking ability sufficient for safe, clinical judgment.
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion activities, maintain prolonged arm and wrist positions, possess fine motor and good hand-eye coordination abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective care.
  • Auditory abilities sufficient to monitor and assess patient needs; to detect and respond to alarms, emergency signals, and cries for help; to accurately distinguish Doppler sound differences.
  • Ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary for the care of patients and operation of equipment. Including the ability to discriminate shades of gray and color, to work in a variety of lighting conditions, and to possess the three dimensional depth perceptions.
  • Ability sufficient for patient assessment and operation of equipment.
  • Emotional and mental health sufficient to establish therapeutic boundaries, to perform multiple tasks concurrently and to handle strong emotions.
  • Physical ability, flexibility, strength and stamina sufficient to provide safe and effective care.