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Introduction to Radiologic and Imaging Sciences and Patient Care

Learn the professional and patient care skills you need for clinical practice! Using a clear and concise format, Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care, 6th Edition meets the standards set by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Curriculum Guide and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Task List for certification examinations. Updates on current digital imaging and instrumentation provide you with the important information you need for clinical success. Chapter review questions and lab activities available online and on tear sheets in the text give you easy access to on-the-go learning.

Paperback, 432 Pages

Published: February 2015

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-323-31579-1

Contents

  • PART I: THE PROFESSION OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
    1. Introduction to Imaging and Radiologic Sciences
    2. Professional Organizations
    3. Educational Survival Skills
    4. Critical-Thinking and Problem-Solving Strategies

    PART II: INTRODUCTION TO THE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT
    5. Introduction to Clinical Education
    6. Radiology Administration
    7. Radiographic Imaging
    8. Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Equipment
    9. Basic Radiation Protection and Radiobiology
    10. Human Diversity

    PART III: PATIENT CARE
    11. Patient Interactions
    12. History Taking
    13. Safe Patient Movement and Handling Techniques
    14. Immobilization Techniques
    15. Vital Signs, Oxygen, Chest Tubes, and Lines
    16. Basic Cardiac Monitoring: The Electrocardiogram
    17. Infection Control
    18. Aseptic Techniques
    19. Nonaseptic Techniques
    20. Medical Emergencies
    21. Pharmacology
    22. Principles of Drug Administration
    23. Contrast Media and Introduction to Radiopharmaceuticals

    PART IV: ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES
    24. Professional Ethics
    25. Health Records and Health Information Management
    26. Medical Law

    Appendices
    A. The Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
    B. Professional Organizations
    C. State Licensing Agencies
    D. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Code of Ethics
    E. The Patient Care Partnership: Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities

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