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Effective Communication and Critical Thinking

February 28 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EST

ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is pleased to welcome back MATTHEW RYAN, MSHA, RDMS, RVT, RT(R), Clinical Coordinator for the Sonography Program at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center’s School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, for an important session on how to hone your communication and critical thinking skills.

Course Description:

Communication is a fundamental and vital component in all steps of the health care process. Whether it involves accurately obtaining or sharing medical information, the need for concise, effective communication is always crucial when optimal patient care is at stake. This presentation will discuss the different methods of communication, as well as how to implement these methods when interacting with patients, students, and medical staff. The process for learning how to develop and utilize critical thinking skills will be emphasized. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit, provided one is present for the entire event)

This CME event is graciously sponsored by:

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Course Objectives:  Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Define what effective communication is.
  • State ways in which to effectively communicate.
  • Describe the process for developing critical thinking skills.
  • Discuss ways to apply critical thinking skills with your students and staff.

About Our Speaker:

Hernia UltrasoundMatthew Ryan, MSHA, RDMS, RVT, RT(R), has been in the medical field for 29 years. Although he started his career as a Radiologic Technologist, he has devoted over 25 years to Sonography. Matt has worked in a wide variety of locations including large academic institutions, urban and rural hospitals, as well as multi-specialty clinics.

Eventually, Matt transitioned from onsite Clinical Instructor to a full-time teaching position. His areas of instruction include Gynecology, Small Parts, Interventional Procedures, and Vascular Sonography. More recently, Matt has added to his academic teaching responsibilities by managing all aspects of a student’s clinical training as the Clinical Coordinator for the Sonography Program at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center’s School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Matt was instrumental in developing, designing, and implementing the Scan Lab portion of his students’ training. He has also created and implemented training courses for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and First Year Radiology Residents. Outside of his primary job, he develops and presents lectures to various professional organizations, both locally and nationally. Additionally, he co-directs a vascular seminar course.

When Matt is not immersed in sonographic matters, he umpires for ages 11 – 16 baseball leagues and relaxes with his wife and two daughters in Southeast Wisconsin.

This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.

The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the

SDMS CME Tracker System.


 Important update from the SDMS:

SDMS no longer allows its CME providers to issue Partial Credit for attendance. If you join late or leave early, the SDMS will no longer permit us to award partial pro-rated credit.

Therefore, from now on, in order to receive CME credit, you must be in attendance for the ENTIRE event via your own unique Zoom link that Zoom emailed to you when you registered. Then, and only then, will USC be able to award you any credit. So, please be prompt and attentive to the time schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience, but again, this is a new SDMS policy we must abide by. Thank you for understanding.

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February 28
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
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