Patient Care In Radiography: With an Introduction to Medical Imaging

Other | August 25, 2013

byRuth Ann Ehrlich, Ruth Ann Ehrlich

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With clear, step-by-step instructions and more than 400 detailed full-color illustrations,Patient Care in Radiography, 8thEdition helps you develop the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively care for radiography patients in the clinical environment. Current, comprehensive coverage aligned with ASRT curriculum guidelines helps you connect concepts to clinical applications and confidently master essential procedures and techniques for safety, transfer, positioning, infection control, assessment, and more.

  • Integrated patient care tips and procedure descriptionshelp you ensure high-quality patient care as well as technical proficiency.
    • Infection control contenthelps you prevent the spread of diseases.
      • Special coverage familiarizes you withappropriate patient care for a wide range of imaging modalities.
        • Procedure photo-essayswalk you through essential techniques.
          • Case studieshelp you build the critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address situations you may encounter on the job.
            • Chapter outlines, objectives, key terms, summaries, review questions, and critical thinking activitieshighlight the most important chapter content and help you retain information more effectively.
            • NEW! Updated contentreflects the latest advances in:
              • Patient comfort measures
              • Patient care relative to patient age
              • Assisting patients with dressing and undressing
              • Assessment of extremities in casts
              • Assessments of pediatric patients for evidence of potential child abuse
              • Assessment of geriatric patients for evidence of potential elder abuse
              • Descriptions and precautions for pediatric IV medication administration
              • Information on pulmonary embolism
              • Information on Jackson-Pratt and Penrose drains
            • NEW! Full-color illustrations and photographsclarify techniques and clinical details.
              • NEW!Safetyboxeswith warning icons alert you to common safety concerns youÕll encounter in practice.
                • NEW! Real-world scenariosthroughout the text help you understand the practical application of chapter concepts.
                  • NEW! Simplified organizationmakes complex content more accessible and helps you study more efficiently.

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                    With clear, step-by-step instructions and more than 400 detailed full-color illustrations,Patient Care in Radiography, 8thEdition helps you develop the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively care for radiography patients in the clinical environment. Current, comprehensive coverage aligned with ASRT curriculum guide...

                    Format:OtherDimensions:480 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 25, 2013Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

                    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

                    ISBN - 10:0323277063

                    ISBN - 13:9780323277068

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                    Table of Contents

                    Part I Introduction to Radiography

                    1. X-ray Production

                    2. Technical Factors in Radiography

                    3. Radiation Effects and Radiation Safety

                    4. Imaging Services in the Healthcare Delivery System

                    5. Professional Behavior and Legal Considerations

                    Part II: Patient Care

                    6. Professional Attitudes and Communications

                    7. Workplace Safety

                    8. Infection Control Concepts

                    9. Infectious Diseases: Preventing Disease Transmission

                    10. Responding to PatientsÕ Personal and Physical Needs

                    11. Patient Assessment

                    12. Patient Transfer

                    13. Medication Information

                    14. Medication Administration

                    15. Emergency Response

                    16. Dealing with Acute Situations

                    Part III: Patient Care in Specific Procedures and Environments

                    17. Preparation and Examination of the Gastrointestinal Tract

                    18. Surgical Asepsis

                    19. Contrast Media and Special Radiographic Techniques

                    20. Mobile Radiography, Special Care Units, and Specialty Equipment

                    21. Surgical Radiography

                    22. Special Imaging Modalities

                    Appendices

                    A. Radiography Practice and Standards

                    B. Informed Consent Form

                    C. Abbreviated List of Phrases with Guides to Pronunciation for Four Languages

                    D. Accepted Abbreviations and Descriptive Terms for Charting

                    E. Incident Report Form/Unusual Occurrence Report

                    F. Radiology Department Infection Control Procedures

                    G. Isolation Guidelines

                    H. Two- and Three-Person Lift

                    I. Urine Collection

                    J. Iodinated Contrast Media Products for Radiography

                    K. Catheterization Technique

                    Glossary

                    Illustration Credits

                    Index