Patient Care in Radiography - 9th Edition - ISBN: 9780323353762, 9780323377751

Patient Care in Radiography

9th Edition

With an Introduction to Medical Imaging

Authors: Ruth Ann Ehrlich Dawn Coakes
Paperback ISBN: 9780323353762
eBook ISBN: 9780323377751
eBook ISBN: 9780323377713
eBook ISBN: 9780323377737
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 22nd March 2016
Page Count: 512

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Learn the technical and interpersonal skills you need to care for radiography patients! Patient Care in Radiography with an Introduction to Medical Imaging, 9th Edition provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for a wide range of patient procedures and imaging modalities. To ensure safe and effective patient care, key concepts are demonstrated visually and always applied to clinical practice. New to this edition is coverage of the latest post-image manipulation techniques and ASRT Practice Standards. Written by noted radiology educators Ruth Ann Ehrlich and Dawn Coakes, this text emphasizes important skills such as patient assessment, infection control, patient transfer, and bedside radiography.

Key Features

  • Coverage of patient care and procedural skills help you provide safe, high-quality patient care along with technical proficiency.
  • Step-by-step procedures are shown in photo essays, and are demonstrated with more than 400 full-color illustrations. 
  • Information from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists familiarizes you with the organization that guides your profession.
  • Case studies focus on medicolegal terms, standards, and applications, helping you build the problem-solving skills needed to deal with situations you will encounter in the clinical setting
  • Chapter outlines, objectives, key terms, summaries, review questions, and critical thinking exercises focus on the key information in each chapter and help you assess your grasp of the material.
  • Coverage of infection control helps you prevent the spread of diseases.
  • Special Imaging Modalities chapter provides an overview of patient care for a wide range of imaging methods.
  • Answers to the review questions make it easy to check your knowledge.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Radiography
1. Introduction to Radiography
2. Image Quality Factors
3. Radiation Effects and Safety
4. The Healthcare Delivery System
5. Professional Roles and Behaviors
Part II: Patient Care
6. Professional Attitudes and Communications      
7. Safety   
8. Infection Control Concepts
9. Preventing Disease Transmission
10. Response to Patient’s Personal and Physical Needs
11. Patient Assessment
12. Patient Transfer
13. Medication Information
14. Medication Administration
15. Emergency Response
16. Dealing with Acute Situations
Part III: Patient Care in Specific Procedures and Environments
17. Preparation and Examination of the Gastrointestinal Tract
18. Surgical Asepsis
19. Contrast Media and Special Radiographic Techniques
20. Bedside Radiography: Special Conditions and Environments
21. Radiography in Surgery
22. Special Imaging Modalities  


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About the Author

Ruth Ann Ehrlich

Affiliations and Expertise

Radiology Faculty (Retired), Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, OR; Adjunct Faculty, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

Dawn Coakes