Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781437716467, 9781455754441

Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care

5th Edition

Authors: Arlene Adler Richard Carlton
eBook ISBN: 9781455754441
eBook ISBN: 9780323277693
eBook ISBN: 9781437736069
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 14th February 2011
Page Count: 384

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Learn the professional and patient care skills you need for clinical practice! A clear, concise introduction to the imaging sciences, Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care 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. Covering the big picture, expert authors Arlene M. Adler and Richard R. Carlton provide a complete overview of the radiologic sciences professions and of all aspects of patient care.

Key Features

  • More than 300 photos and line drawings clearly demonstrate patient care procedures.
  • Step-by-step procedures make it easy to follow learn skills and prepare for clinicals.
  • Chapter outlines and objectives help you master key concepts.
  • Key Terms with definitions are presented at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Up-to-date references are provided at the end of each chapter.
  • Appendices prepare you for the practice environment by including practice standards, professional organizations, state licensing agencies, the ARRT code of ethics, and patient's rights information.

Table of Contents

Unit I: The Profession of Radiologic Technology
1. Introduction to Radiologic Technology
2. Professional Organizations
3. Educational Survival Skills
4. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Strategies
Unit 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
Unit III: Patient Care
11. Patient Interactions
12. History Taking
13. Transfer Techniques
14. Immobilization Techniques
15. Vital Signs, Oxygen, Chest Tubes, and Lines
16. Infection Control
17. Aseptic Techniques
18. Nonaseptic Techniques
19. Medical Emergencies
20. Pharmacology
21. Contrast Media and Introduction to Radiopharmaceuticals
Unit IV: Ethical and Legal Issues
22. Professional Ethics
23. Health Records and Health Information Management
24. Medical Law
Appendix A: Practice Standards for Radiography
Appendix B: Professional Organizations
Appendix C: State Licensing Agencies
Appendix D: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists¨ (ARRT) Code of Ethics
Appendix E: The Patient Care Partnership: Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities


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About the Author

Arlene Adler

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Radiologic Sciences Programs, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

Richard Carlton

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Radiologic Sciences, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI