Introduction to Radiologic and Imaging Sciences and Patient Care, 6th Edition
Learn the professional and patient care skills you need for clinical practice! Using a clear and concise format, Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care, 6th Edition 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. Updates on current digital imaging and instrumentation provide you with the important information you need for clinical success. Chapter review questions and lab activities available online and on tear sheets in the text give you easy access to on-the-go learning.
- Step-by-step procedures presented in boxed lists throughout the text ensure you are well prepared for clinical success.
- More than 300 photos and line drawings help you understand and visualize patient-care procedures.
- Back of book review questions provide you with an opportunity for review and greater challenge.
- NEW and UPDATED! Updates on current digital imaging and instrumentation give you the important information you need for clinical success.
- NEW! Patient care video clips illustrate how to care for patients of any age.
- NEW! Chapter review questions and lab activities available online and as tear sheets in the text offer easy access to on-the-go chapter review and lab activities.
- NEW and UPDATED! Appendices containing practice standards, professional organizations, state licensing agencies, the ARRT code of ethics and patient care partnership prepare you for what you will encounter in the practice environment.
PART I: THE PROFESSION OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 1. Introduction to Imaging and Radiologic Sciences 2. Professional Organizations 3. Educational Survival Skills 4. Critical-Thinking and Problem-Solving Strategies
PART 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
PART III: PATIENT CARE 11. Patient Interactions 12. History Taking 13. Safe Patient Movement and Handling Techniques 14. Immobilization Techniques 15. Vital Signs, Oxygen, Chest Tubes, and Lines 16. Basic Cardiac Monitoring: The Electrocardiogram 17. Infection Control 18. Aseptic Techniques 19. Nonaseptic Techniques 20. Medical Emergencies 21. Pharmacology 22. Principles of Drug Administration 23. Contrast Media and Introduction to Radiopharmaceuticals
PART IV: ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES 24. Professional Ethics 25. Health Records and Health Information Management 26. Medical Law
Appendices A. The Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy B. Professional Organizations C. State Licensing Agencies D. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Code of Ethics E. The Patient Care Partnership: Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities
Arlene M. Adler, MEd, RT(R), FAEIRS, Professor and Director, Radiologic Sciences Programs, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN and Richard R. Carlton, MS, RT(R)(CV), FAEIRS, Director, Radiologic Sciences, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI