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Ultrasound Assessment of the Pediatric Hip and Spine

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Ultrasound assessment is used to identify developmental defects, and to assist in the diagnosis of various conditions and anomalies in the pediatric patient.

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Ultrasound assessment is used to identify developmental defects, and to assist in the diagnosis of various conditions and anomalies in the pediatric patient. This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the pediatric spine and hip.  The interactive simulator provides three scan scenarios that cover different situations you might encounter in the clinical environment. Online simulations enable students and practitioners to build or refresh knowledge and cognitive skills, and offer a safe practice environment so you can prepare for the real clinical world. Simulations also give you the opportunity to try out procedures that you might not otherwise experience. This module is ideal if you are studying for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registry exams.

You’ll learn

  • the protocols for ultrasound evaluation of the neonatal spine and hip
  • additional considerations when imaging patients in the neonatal intensive care unit
  • to practice, perfect and test your skills in performing an ultrasound scan of the pediatric hip and spine
  • to better visualize and understand the anatomy and physiology of the neonatal hip and spine, with our 3D model and illustrations
  • how to identify on images the common developmental defects and anomalies in the neonatal hip and spine
  • methods for effective communication with a pediatric patient
  • much more (see “Content Details” for more specific information).
Introduction
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.2 - Patient preparation
Step 1.3 - Operator preparation
Step 2 - Expose the hip or spine and apply gel
Step 3 - Select transducer
Step 4 - Commence the hip and spine scanning protocol
Step 4.1 - Patient position
Step 4.2 - Scan plane
Step 4.3 - Standard hip and spine protocol image requirements
Step 4.4 - Annotations required
Step 4.5 - Troubleshooting
Step 5 - Scan the hips in coronal and transverse planes
Step 5.1 - Scan the right neonatal hip in the coronal plane
Step 5.1.1 - Neutral view
Step 5.1.2 - Flexion view
Step 5.2 - Scan the right neonatal hip in the transverse plane
Step 5.2.1 - Neutral view
Step 5.2.2 - Flexion view
Step 5.3 - Scan the left neonatal hip in the coronal and transverse planes
Step 5.4 - Scan the pediatric hip with an anterior approach
Step 5.4.1 - Scan the pediatric hip in the longitudinal plane
Step 5.4.2 - Scan the pediatric hip in the transverse plane
Step 6 - Scan the neonatal spine in sagittal and axial planes
Step 6.1 - Scan the neonatal spine in the sagittal plane
Step 6.2 - Scan the neonatal spine in the axial plane
Step 7 - Complete the procedure
  • Identify on diagrams and sonograms the anatomy of the neonatal hip and spine.
  • Describe the protocol for ultrasound evaluation of the neonatal hip and spine.
  • Describe developmental defects in the neonatal hip and spine.
  • Describe and recognize on images defects of the neonatal spine.
  • Describe and recognize on images neonatal hip anomalies.
  • Identify steps for relevant protocols.
  • Define and use related medical terminology.
  • Explain the Patient Privacy Rule (HIPAA) and Patient Safety Act.

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  • a quiz
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