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Fetal Ultrasound Echo Technician

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Care New England/SEIU 1199NE JATC
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

1 skill sets | 12 total skills
Core Clinical
Interact appropriately with the patient, physicians and staff.
Identify the pertinent clinical questions and the goal of the examination.
Recognize significant clinical information and historical facts from the patient and the medical records, which may impact the diagnostic examination
Review data from current and previous examinations to produce a written/oral summary of technical findings, including relevant interval changes, for the reporting physician's reference.
Select the correct transducer type and frequency for examination(s) being performed.
Adjust instrument controls including examination presets, scale size, focal zone(s), overall gain, time gain compensation, and frame rate to optimize image quality.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Doppler ultrasound principles, spectral analysis, and color flow imaging relevant to and in the FE specialty.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology relevant to and in the FE specialty.
Demonstrate the ability to perform sonographic examinations of the appropriate organs and areas of interest according to professional and employing institution protocols relevant to and in the FE specialty.
Recognize, identify and document the abnormal sonographic patterns of disease processes, pathology, and pathophysiology of the organs and areas of interest. Modify the scanning protocol based on the sonographic findings and the differential diagnosis relevant to and in the FE specialty.
Perform related measurements from sonographic images or data.
Utilize appropriate examination recording devices to obtain pertinent documentation of examination findings.

Technical Instruction

Online Exam Prep Course - Burwin Institute - 30 req. hrs
Indications for fetal echocardiographic examination
Timing of the fetal echocardiographic examination
Scanning techniques: standard views / m-mode evaluation / doppler evaluation
Normal anatomy
Cardiac pathology including incidence, description and echocardiographic findings
Cardiac pathology continued
Fetal dysrhythmias
Acquired pathology

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