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Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care

Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-1416031949

Cover of Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care 4TH 07 (ISBN 978-1416031949)
ISBN13: 978-1416031949
ISBN10: 1416031944
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 07
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Published: 2007
International: No

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Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care - 4TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1416031949

Arlene Adler

ISBN13: 978-1416031949
ISBN10: 1416031944
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 07
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

A clear, concise introduction to the imaging sciences, this text covers the patient care skills necessary for clinical practice. The content covered in this text 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, this book provides an overview of the radiologic sciences professions and of all aspects of patient care. Excellent preparation for certification and for professional practice! More than 300 photos and line drawings clearly demonstrate patient care procedures. Study Guide section provides tear-out lab worksheets and review questions for each chapter. Chapter Objectives highlight important concepts. Key Terms with definitions are presented at the beginning of each chapter. Numerous, up-to-date references are provided at the end of each chapter. Appendices include practice standards, professional organizations, state licensing agencies, the ARRT code of ethics, and patients rights information. New Human Diversity chapter provides basic knowledge of human behavioral, cultural, and social similarities and differences, addressing new ASRT curriculum requirement. New Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Strategies chapter challenges students to find new ways to approach problems. Chapter 4 is updated to include JRCERT and ARRT clinical expectations and requirements. Chapter 9 includes advanced directives. Chapter 13 includes several new images, a new table on body temperature with routes of measures and normal values, and a new table of oxygen delivery/appliances with normal flow rates. Chapters 15 & 16 include significant updates to art. Chapter 17 includes updated information on CPR and portable defibrillators. Chapter 19 includes a new table on commonalities and differences between contrast medias plus an introduction to radiopharmaceuticals. Chapter 21 includes HIPAA security and privacy as well as expanded discussion on the electronic medical record (EMR) and radiology coding.

Table of Contents

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