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Clinical Compliance

Policy Scope

This policy applies to all Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) students.

Policy Statement

Incidents: As general policy, Diagnostic Medical Sonography students will comply with the policies and procedures with the clinical site at which they are assigned. It is the policy that there be written reports of all unusual incidents.

An incident is an occurrence which is not consistent with the routine operation of the institution or clinical rotation which may or did cause harm, involves possible negligence, requires some immediate consideration or action by a supervisor.

The student is expected to provide prompt, complete and accurate written documentation of the details related to any incidents, thus enabling corrective actions and/or programs for prevention. All incidents must immediately be reported to the clinical supervisor or immediate person in charge and the program director. Proper report forms must be completed.

Students with signs and symptoms of an infectious process should immediately contact the program director. UNMC’s Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure policy will be followed.

Equipment Use and Operation: The profession of Sonography employs the use of highly specialized equipment. Any equipment failure or equipment that is not in proper working order must be reported immediately to the clinical supervisor. Do not place any calls to equipment representatives. Do not attempt to repair.