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RAD 130 Patient Care in Radiologic Science
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Basic concepts of patient care, physical and psychological needs of the patient/family. Infection control measures, routine/emergency patient care procedures; patient safety, assessment, radiologic technologist/patient communications and patient care devices are presented.

Prerequisites: Radiologic Technology Cohort student

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the practice standards for the radiographer as defined by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and state licensure.
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the importance of attitudes and communication in patient care including professionalism, age specific interactions, verbal/nonverbal communication, cultural variations, communication challenges and psychological considerations.
3. (Comprehension Level) Describe specific patient safety measures and concerns include environmental factors, body mechanics, patient transfers, positioning and immobilization techniques.
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate the ability to evaluate a patient's physical needs.
5. (Comprehension Level) Articulate the principles of infection control to include the importance of standard precautions, isolation procedures, sources and modes of transmission of infection/disease and institutional control procedures.
6. (Comprehension Level) Identify unique patient care situations including medical emergencies and trauma.
7. (Comprehension Level) Distinguish various patient care devices and explain function and special considerations.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will achieve a level of competency as outlined by the compendium of learning objectives of Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences (p. 87-88) of the Radiography Curriculum (2012) established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and recognized as a standard for accreditation by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and meet the Professional Requirements specified in Section 2.02 of the ARRT Rules and Regulations and identified in the Competency Requirements for Primary Certification of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Radiography Curriculum
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Radiography Curriculum

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

ARRT Radiography Didactic and Clinical Requirements
ARRT Content Specifications Radiography
ARRT Task Inventory Radiography