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Health Careers Education
Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences
Content is designed to provide the basic concepts of patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures are described as well as infection control procedures using standard precautions. The role of the radiographer in patient education is identified.
Cindy Schneider
-List the general responsibilities of the radiographer.
-Describe the practice standards for the radiographer as defined by the ASRT and state licensure.
-Explain how a person's cultural beliefs toward illness and health affect his or her health status.
-Describe select immobilization techniques for various types of procedures and patient conditions.
-Describe specific patient safety measures and concerns.
-List the information to be collected prior to a patient examination.
-List the normal ranges for specific laboratory studies.
-Identify symptoms related to specific emergency situation.
-Explain the special considerations necessary when performing radiographic procedures on an infant or child.
-Explain the special considerations necessary when performing radiographic procedures on a geriatric patient.
-Describe the symptoms and precautions taken for a patient with a head injury.
-Describe three areas that are assessed by the Glascow Coma Scale and the numbers associated with each area.
-Explain the types,immobilization devices, and positioning for upper and lower extremity fractures.
-Describe the symptoms and precautions taken for a patient with traumatic injury.
-Describe the classifications and medical interventions for burns.
-Describe the symptoms and medical interventions for a patient with a contrast agent reaction.
-Explain the role of the radiographer in patient education.
-Describe the patient preparation for barium studies.
-Identify specific types of tubes, lines, catheters, and collection devices.
-Outline the steps in the operation and maintenance of suction and oxygen equipment and demonstrate their use.
-Describe the monitoring, pre- and post-procedure care, drug administration and special precautions for a patient undergoing invasive procedures.
-Demonstrate the appropriate procedure for gathering information prior to performing a mobile radiographic examination.
-Describe the initial steps in performing a mobile procedure.
-Explain the procedure for placing an image receptor under a patient in a orthopedic bed frame.
-Describe the special problems faced in performing procedures on a patient with a tracheotomy and specific tubes, drains and catheters.
-Describe the procedure for producing diagnostic images in the surgical suite.
-Explain the appropriate radiation protection required when performing mobile/surgical radiography.

Registered Radiological Technologist -

ARRT Radiography Core Curriculum

Torres, Lillian S.;
Linn-Watson Norcutt, TerriAnn; Dutton, Andrea Gullian. Basic Medical
Techniques and Patient Care in Imaging Technology. 0-7817-3191-7. Majors

Radiologic Sciences Patient Care, 4th Ed
by Adler and Carlson

Registered Radiological Technologist - ARRT

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