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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.
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