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RADT1114 – Radiographic Procedures I pdf

Credits: 4 (2/2/0)
Description: This course will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to perform radiographic procedures relative to the thoracic and abdominal organs (including gastrointestinal studies), upper and lower extremities and pelvic girdle. Emphasis will be on radiographic terms, anatomy, positioning, manipulation of radiographic equipment and accessories, and related patient care considerations.
Prerequisites: BIOL2232 AND RADT1108
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Describe standard positioning terms.
  2. Demonstrate proper use of positioning aids.
  3. Discuss general procedural considerations for radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations.
  4. Adapt general procedural considerations to specific clinical settings.
  5. Cite the structures demonstrated on routine radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures.
  6. Adapt radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures based on special considerations.
  7. Simulate radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures on a person or phantom in a laboratory setting.
  8. Evaluate images for positioning, centering, appropriate anatomy and overall image quality.
  9. Discuss equipment and supplies necessary to complete radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures.
  10. List and explain the routine and special views for all radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures covered in this course.
  11. Identify methods and barriers of communication and describe how each may be utilized or overcome effectively during patient education.
  12. Explain radiographic procedures to patients and family members.
  13. Apply general radiation safety and protection practices associated with radiographic examinations.
  14. Recite the patient preparation needed for various contrast and special studies.
  15. Explain the purpose for using contrast media.
  16. Differentiate between positive and negative contrast agents.
  17. Identify the types, dosages and route of administration of contrast media commonly used.
  18. Identify signs of allergic reactions to contrast media.
  19. Explain treatment for mild, moderate and severe reactions to contrast media.
MnTC goal areas: (N/A)

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