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Reviewer: Richard H. Dettman, B.A., M.A., R.D.C.S.(Milwaukee Area Technical College)
Description: This policies and procedures manual is an excellent resource and can be used as a template for setting up and establishing an echocardiography lab in any setting. It contains all the proper forms that can be edited to meet the needs for appropriate documentation in any working lab.
Purpose: The overall purpose is to provide a structural guideline for an ultrasound lead technologist or administrator to assure that appropriate documentation is used for the procedures performed in their labs. This tool-kit, as it is described, offers templates that can be easily edited from the companion CD-ROM to meet the technical protocol guidelines necessary for lab certification or accreditation. The book meets and exceeds the author's objectives of providing the necessary outline for procedural documentation.
Audience: This book is intended to be used by the lead technologist or administrator in an ultrasound lab of any type in any setting. It could be used by an echo, vascular, or general ultrasound lab, or a combination of any of the above, in a hospital, physician office, or mobile diagnostic service, for the purposes of providing appropriate procedural documentation necessary for laboratory accreditation. The author is without a doubt a credible authority in providing necessary documentation of practices in any sonographic laboratory which will assist practitioners with the accreditation process.
Features: The workbook provides a compilation of forms that can be used in any ultrasound laboratory setting. Most of the templates are self-explanatory, but some could use a short introduction or clarification. All statements are properly referenced and appropriately documented, aiding lab administrators in their job of assuring that necessary guidelines are followed. The book provides all forms necessary to ensure all procedures performed in a laboratory are documented and described appropriately. The Clinical Decision Making flow chart guide provides the user with a fairly complete algorithm for the student sonographer, but it is a little difficult to follow.
Assessment: I cannot honestly compare this work to any similar work in this field because this is the first time I have seen a book like this. It provides a complete compilation of templates necessary for an ultrasound technologist or lab administrator to provide appropriate documentation of procedures performed. This is necessary for lab accreditation by all national credentialing bodies and can serve to assist sonographers with outlining and documenting the procedures they perform and placing them in a proper format.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972698849
  • Publisher: JR Associates
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003

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