RATEC 121 Patient Care in Radiology II • 3 Cr.
Examines patient care and assessment in the imaging department, as well as in other special care units. Topics include medications and their administration, acute patient care, bedside radiography, and patient lines and tubes. Healthcare Provider BLS is also included. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Describe the radiographer's role in drug administration and IV management. Discuss frequently used medications and describe their indications, contraindications, and effects. Define pharmacokinetics and discuss its processes. Describe patient assessment in dealing with acute situations and appropriate technologist actions in response to respiratory emergencies, cardiac emergencies, trauma, and medical emergencies. Describe the special conditions and environments that the technologist will encounter when radiographing various patients i.e. operating room environments and discuss treatment situations involving specialty equipment, i.e. c-arms and mobile units. Identify various patient lines and tubes, describe the purpose and optimal placement of each line/tube; locate patient lines and tubes on a radiograph and discuss which type of radiograph best visualizes each type. Accurately demonstrate basic patient assessment skills. Identify normal and abnormal ECG rhythm patterns.