Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition


Learn the professional and patient care skills you need for clinical practice! A clear, concise introduction to the imaging sciences, Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care 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. Covering the big picture, expert authors Arlene M. Adler and Richard R. Carlton provide a complete overview of the radiologic sciences professions and of all aspects of patient care.

  • More than 300 photos and line drawings clearly demonstrate patient care procedures.
  • Step-by-step procedures make it easy to follow learn skills and prepare for clinicals.
  • Chapter outlines and objectives help you master key concepts.
  • Key Terms with definitions are presented at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Up-to-date references are provided at the end of each chapter.
  • Appendices prepare you for the practice environment by including practice standards, professional organizations, state licensing agencies, the ARRT code of ethics, and patient's rights information.
  • 100 new photos and 160 new full-color line drawings show patient care procedures.
  • Updates ensure that you are current with the Fundamentals and Patient Care sections of the ASRT core curriculum guidelines.
  • New and expanded coverage is added to the chapters on critical thinking, radiographic imaging, vital signs, professional ethics, and medical law.
  • Student resources on a companion Evolve website help you master procedures with patient care lab activities and review questions along with 40 patient care videos.

Unit I: The Profession of Radiologic Technology 1. Introduction to Radiologic Technology 2. Professional Organizations 3. Educational Survival Skills 4. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Strategies Unit 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 Unit III: Patient Care 11. Patient Interactions 12. History Taking 13. Transfer Techniques 14. Immobilization Techniques 15. Vital Signs, Oxygen, Chest Tubes, and Lines 16. Infection Control 17. Aseptic Techniques 18. Nonaseptic Techniques 19. Medical Emergencies 20. Pharmacology 21. Contrast Media and Introduction to Radiopharmaceuticals Unit IV: Ethical and Legal Issues 22. Professional Ethics 23. Health Records and Health Information Management 24. Medical Law Appendix A: Practice Standards for Radiography Appendix B: Professional Organizations Appendix C: State Licensing Agencies Appendix D: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists¨ (ARRT) Code of Ethics Appendix 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


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