Master the sonography content and skills you need to prepare for, and succeed in, your specialized career Introduction to Sonography and Patient Care, 2nd Edition , provides essential information and real-world applicable content, bridging the gap between didactic and clinical training. An easy-to-understand writing style and logically organized format take you step by step through each aspect of this dynamic, rewarding, and continually evolving imaging specialty. Features an all-new, full-color format throughout. Covers new topics such as diversity, learning styles and strength identification, stress management, resume construction and interview tips, and critical thinking skills; and contains more information on emotional intelligence, vascular and echocardiography, musculoskeletal sonography, and the neonatal brain. Mirrors JRC-DMS standards throughout, includes clinical applications in every chapter, and provides case studies online--all designed to prepare you for the rest of your training program, certification, clinical practice, and beyond. Emphasizes the obligation for compassionate patient care as you move toward your goal of becoming a certified professional diagnostic sonographer. Includes topics often omitted in other texts, such as basic physics principles, instrumentation, knobology, patient positioning, professionalism and work ethic, equipment care, quality assurance, and legal essentials. Features helpful appendices covering medical terminology, English-to-Spanish phrases, patient care procedures, and more. Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone. Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech.