Patient Care in Imaging Technology, 7th Edition by Lillian S. Torres, Andrea Guillen Dutton, Terri Ann

By Lillian S. Torres, Andrea Guillen Dutton, Terri Ann Linn-Watson

Sufferer Care in Imaging expertise, 7th version prepares participants to be secure, powerful practitioners in each element of sufferer care. the themes ethics and the criminal elements of radiologic expertise are addressed to augment the certainty of the radiographer's legal responsibility to his career and to the legislation. This re-creation comprises the newest ideas utilized in imaging and meets the present requisites of the yankee Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and the yankee Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

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Qxd 17/11/2008 11:52 AM Page 16 Aptara Inc. 16 Patient Care in Imaging Technology • Failing to correctly identify a patient before performing an examination • Failing to explain a diagnostic imaging procedure to a patient before the examination • Failing to document technical factors used to facilitate dose calculations for a procedure • Failing to maintain a patient’s physical privacy during an examination • Failing to maintain the highest quality of images with the lowest possible radiation dose for the patient The radiographer must never assume the role of other medical personnel in the department.

The Standard of Ethics is made up of two parts: the Code of Ethics and the Rules of Ethics. They often specialize in a specific area of practice and, following licensing, are able to prescribe and supervise the medical care of the patient. Registered nurses: Provide patient care, which is often required 24 hours a day. They also provide home health care and case management; educate; act as a patient advocate; administer medications and treatments as ordered by physicians; monitor the patient’s health status; and coordinate and facilitate all patient care when the patient is hospitalized.

CHAPTER 1: Professional Issues in Imaging An injury may seem slight and not worthy of such a report, but all injuries—whether to patients, visitors, students, or staff or accidents involving equipment regardless of severity—must be reported according to the department procedure. An error in medication administration, imaging the wrong patient, performing the wrong procedure, a patient falling, or any error in treatment or significant change in patient status must be documented in an incident report.

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