SRJC Course Outlines

5/24/2024 5:54:12 AMRADT 64 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 64Title:  PATIENTCARE IN RADIOLOGY  
Full Title:  Patient Care in Radiology
Last Reviewed:4/24/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course provides students with the principles of patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family; routine and emergency patient care procedures; infection control; and the role of the radiologic technologist in patient education.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 60 and RADT 61A and RADT 61AL and RADT 64L


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides students with the principles of patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family; routine and emergency patient care procedures; infection control; and the role of the radiologic technologist in patient education.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 60 and RADT 61A and RADT 61AL and RADT 64L
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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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,
   sterile/clean/contaminated areas.
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
   infections.
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
   their intervention.
18. Recognize various drugs and related use in radiology.
19. List the contents of an emergency drug box.  

Topics and Scope
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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
     B. Medication
     C. Injection modes
V.    Documentation
     A. Health Insurance Portability Assurance Act (HIPAA)
     B. Patient's rights
VI.   Symptoms and Treatment Plans
     A. Cardiac arrest
     B. Anaphylactic shock
     C. Convulsions
     D. Seizure
     E. Hemorrhage
     F. Aspiration
     G. Fractures
     H. Diabetes
VII.  Modes of Communication
     A. Verbal
     B. Non-verbal
     C. Problems
     D. Intervention
VIII. Occupational Health and Safety Administration  

Assignments:
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1. Weekly chapter readings (15-20 pages/week).
2. Report on OSHA implications.
3. Five to seven quizzes, one mid-term, one final exam.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Essay exams, OSHA report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
70 - 80%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, quizzes, mid-term, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Basic Medical Care Techniques and Patient Care in Imaging Technology,
Torres L, 2005.  

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