RATEC 120 Basic Patient Care Procedures • 2 Cr.
Presents basic nursing procedures, emphasizing the role of the radiologic technologist in various patient-care situations. Incorporates seven hours of AIDS and blood-borne pathogen education. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Explain the radiologic technologist’s role in relation to the radiologist, referring physician, hospital administration, nursing personnel, and other hospital staff.
- List and discuss the ten principles of the Code of Ethics for Radiologic Technologists.
- List the American Hospital Association Patient’s Bill of Rights and discuss the legal ramifications as they relate to the Radiologic Technologist.
- Describe factors relative to effective communication with patients of all ages, conditions, and backgrounds; and discuss how professional attitudes and communication affect patient care.
- List the three concepts that are applied to body mechanics, and explain the basic principles of body mechanics.
- Identify the normal ranges for body temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure; and explain the implication of abnormal vital signs.
- Describe appropriate infection control procedures to include airborne and bloodborne pathogens, and the radiologic technologist’s role in prevention of disease transmission.
- Compare and contrast medical and surgical asepsis techniques.
- Explain the use of oxygen, suction, digital pulse oximeter and crash cart for emergencies occurring in the imaging department.
- Describe the etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and infectious control guidelines of HIV/AIDS.