By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. List responsibilities of a health care facility and the radiographer.
2. Describe and demonstrate good principles of body mechanics, patient
transfer and restraint.
3. Describe the administration of parenteral fluids.
4. Discuss procedures for assuring security of patient records.
5. List ethical, emotional, and physical aspects of dying and support
mechanisms available to the terminally ill patients.
6. Obtain, interpret, and evaluate vital signs.
7. Define medical and surgical asepsis, antiseptics, disinfectants,
8. Describe methods of sterilization.
9. Demonstrate scrubbing, gowning, and gloving techniques, and the
proper handling of instruments.
10. Define infectious pathogens, communicable diseases, and nosocomial
11. Describe the practice of universal precautions, isolation procedures,
and infection control.
12. Discuss psychological considerations for management of patients.
13. Identify symptoms and treatment of cardiac arrest, anaphylactic shock,
convulsions, seizure, hemorrhage, apnea, aspiration, fractures,
diabetic coma, and insulin shock.
14. Discuss the use of medical emergency equipment and supplies.
15. Define and identify categories of contrast media.
16. Describe techniques for administration of contrast media.
17. Define communication modes and identify communication problems and
18. Recognize various drugs and related use in radiology.
19. List the contents of an emergency drug box.
I. Principles of Patient Care in Medical Imaging
A. Effective communication
B. Psychology of the sick
C. Body mechanics
D. Medical and surgical asepsis
E. Administration of barium, medications and contrast media
F. Infection control
G. Isolation techniques
H. Vital signs assessment
I. Safe tube handling
J. Psychology of death and dying
K. Urinary catheterization
L. Fluid administration
M. Oxygen administration
N. Standard precautions
O. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards
P. Emergency situations
Q. Patient Education
II. Medico-legal Aspects of Patient Care in Medical Imaging
A. Patient as consumer
B. Organization of hospital and radiology department
C. Medical records and images
D. Informed and implied consents
III. Radiation Protection
IV. Pharmacology in Medical Imaging
A. Contrast media
C. Injection modes
A. Health Insurance Portability Assurance Act (HIPAA)
B. Patient's rights
VI. Symptoms and Treatment Plans
A. Cardiac arrest
B. Anaphylactic shock
VII. Modes of Communication
VIII. Occupational Health and Safety Administration
Basic Medical Care Techniques and Patient Care in Imaging Technology,
Torres L, 2005.