||This course is designed to provide the basic concepts of patient care, including consideration of the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures will be described, as well as infection control procedures utilizing standard precautions. Information confidentiality as it relates to medical records and other forms of health information will be presented. The role of the radiographer in patient education will also be identified.
- Identify the responsibilities of the health care facility and members of the health care team.
- Explain ethical behavior and its role in health care delivery.
- Describe the scope of practice for the radiographer as defined by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and state licensure organizations.
- Select the appropriate method of communication (e.g. verbal, non-verbal, etc.) for various individuals in the health care environment.
- Demonstrate appropriate patient care techniques.
- Determine environmental safety procedures.
- Recognize medical emergencies and traumatic injuries.
- Manipulate equipment for radiographic procedures.
- Demonstrate appropriate radiation protection procedures for radiographic exams.
- Practice confidentiality procedures set forth by the Health Insurance Protability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
- Discuss the history of radiology.
- Describe educational requirements of the profession.
- Describe the basic components of image production.
- Identify characteristics of a quality image.
- Utilize mathematical concepts to manipulate image quality.
- Explain the basic concepts of pharmacology and the drugs used in radiology.
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