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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.
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