Key Features

  • Step-by-step procedures presented in boxed lists throughout the text ensure you are well prepared for clinical success.
  • More than 300 photos and line drawings help you understand and visualize patient-care procedures.
  • Back of book review questions provide you with an opportunity for review and greater challenge.

Table of 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

Details

No. of pages:
432
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9780323316026
Electronic ISBN:
9780323316002
Electronic ISBN:
9780323316019
Print ISBN:
9780323315791