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RATEC 120 - Patient Care in Radiology I

2 CR

Presents basic nursing procedures, emphasizing the role of the radiologic technologist in various patient-care situations. Incorporates seven hours of AIDS and blood-borne pathogen education.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

Course Outcomes
  • Explain the radiologic technologist’s role in relation to the radiologist, referring physician, hospital administration, nursing personnel, and other hospital staff.
  • List and discuss the ten principles of the Code of Ethics for Radiologic Technologists. 
  • List the American Hospital Association Patient’s Bill of Rights and discuss the legal ramifications as they relate to the Radiologic Technologist.
  • Describe factors relative to effective communication with patients of all ages, conditions, and backgrounds; and discuss how professional attitudes and communication affect patient care.
  • List the three concepts that are applied to body mechanics, and explain the basic principles of body mechanics.
  • Identify the normal ranges for body temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure; and explain the implication of abnormal vital signs.
  • Describe appropriate infection control procedures to include airborne and bloodborne pathogens, and the radiologic technologist’s role in prevention of disease transmission.
  • Compare and contrast medical and surgical asepsis techniques.
  • Explain the use of oxygen, suction, digital pulse oximeter and crash cart for emergencies occurring in the imaging department.
  • Describe the etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and infectious control guidelines of HIV/AIDS.

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