Vascular Ultrasound Technology
Program Goals and Outcomes
- To prepare a vascular technologist who will be competent with respect to the national and community standards.
- To prepare competent entry-level vascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
- To maintain competent vascular ultrasound faculty and staff with clinical/work experience to ensure a quality program reflecting current educational standards.
- To satisfy patients, prospective employers, and the vascular ultrasound community with quality vascular ultrasound students.
- To provide curriculum that is current and relevant.
- The graduate will demonstrate knowledge consistent with entry-level professional practice.
- The graduate will demonstrate competent entry-level clinical performance:
- The graduate will differentiate the various types of noninvasive vascular studies performed and understand appropriate indications and limitations.
- The graduate will be able to assess patient care needs keeping in mind cultural differences and identify methods to provide professionally appropriate basic care.
- The graduate will demonstrate proficiency in the performance of vascular noninvasive testing, e.g. plethysmography, B-mode imaging, Doppler (CW, PW, and color-flow), pressure measurements, and stress testing.
- The graduate will be able to evaluate vascular anatomy and physiology documented on the noninvasive findings.
- The graduate will display affective behaviors of professionalism, ethics, adaptability, and teamwork in the practice of vascular ultrasound
- The graduate will display behavior supportive of the profession
- The graduate will apply effective problem solving and critical thinking skills
- The graduate will be able to characterize alterations in vascular hemodynamics in response to disease and non-diseased states.
- The graduate will be able to interpret vascular hemodynamics represented on noninvasive findings.
- The student will identify fundamental elements for implementing a quality assurance and improvement program
- The graduate will convey accurate information and interact effectively, by written, non-verbal, and verbal communication.