2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

RAD 170 - Radiology Patient Care

Description: Concepts of patient care with consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Includes routine and emergency patient care procedures, infection control procedures and patient education.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Reading Proficiency.

Corequisite: RAD 100  and RAD 110  and RAD 120 .

Credits: 2
Lecture: 2
Course Content:
  1. Radiographer responsibilities and the health care team
  2. Patient attitudes towards illness
  3. Communication in patient care
  4. Patient/radiographer interactions
  5. Safety and transfer positioning
  6. Evaluating physical needs
  7. Infection control
  8. Medical emergencies
  9. Trauma
  10. Patient education and preparation in contrast exams
  11. Patient reactions to contrast agents
  12. Tubes, catheters, lines, and collection devices
  13. Mobile and surgical radiography

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the responsibilities of the health care facility and members of the health care team. (1)
  2. Describe the practice standards for the radiographer as defined by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and state licensure. (1)
  3. Explain how a person's cultural beliefs toward illness and health affect their health status. (2)
  4. Explain perceptions of death and dying from the viewpoint of both the patient and radiographer. (2)
  5. Explain the age-specific considerations necessary when performing radiographic procedures. (3)
  6. Identify methods for determining the correct patient for a given procedure. (4,5)
  7. Explain specific aspects of the radiographic procedure to the patient. (3-5)
  8. Apply principles of body mechanics to patient care including the application of patient transfer techniques. (5)
  9. Describe immobilization techniques for various procedures and patient conditions. (5)
  10. Describe patient safety measures and concerns. (5,6)
  11. List information to be collected prior to a patient examination and describe methods to evaluate patient physical status. (5,6)
  12. Describe vital signs and lab values used to assess patient condition. (6)
  13. Identify sites for assessment of vital signs and normal values. (6)
  14. Describe standard precautions and isolation procedures. (7)
  15. Identify sources and modes of transmission of infection and disease. (7)
  16. Describe the student's role during a medical emergency. (8)
  17. Describe the procedures for management of various types of trauma situations. (9)
  18. Explain the role of the radiographer in patient education and preparation for contrast studies. (10)
  19. Describe the symptoms and medical interventions for a patient with a contrast agent reaction. (11)
  20. Identify specific types of tubes, lines, catheters and collection devices. (12)
  21. Outline the steps in the operation and maintenance of suction, oxygen equipment, specific medical emergency equipment and supplies. (8,12)
  22. Explain the radiation protection required when performing mobile/surgical radiography. (13)
  23. Describe the procedure for producing diagnostic images in the surgical suite and for various mobile procedures. (13)