Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care, 5th Edition

Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Patient Care

5th Edition

By Arlene M. Adler, MEd, RT(R), FAERS, Professor and Director, Radiologic Sciences Programs, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN and Richard R. Carlton, MS, RT(R)(CV) , Director, Radiologic Sciences, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI


Unit I: The Profession of Radiologic Technology
1. Introduction to Radiologic Technology
2. Professional Organizations
3. Educational Survival Skills
4. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Strategies
Unit II: Introduction to the Clinical Environment
5. Introduction to Clinical Education
6. Radiology Administration
7. Radiographic Imaging
8. Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Equipment
9. Basic Radiation Protection and Radiobiology
10. Human Diversity
Unit III: Patient Care
11. Patient Interactions
12. History Taking
13. Transfer Techniques
14. Immobilization Techniques
15. Vital Signs, Oxygen, Chest Tubes, and Lines
16. Infection Control
17. Aseptic Techniques
18. Nonaseptic Techniques
19. Medical Emergencies
20. Pharmacology
21. Contrast Media and Introduction to Radiopharmaceuticals
Unit IV: Ethical and Legal Issues
22. Professional Ethics
23. Health Records and Health Information Management
24. Medical Law
Appendix A: Practice Standards for Radiography
Appendix B: Professional Organizations
Appendix C: State Licensing Agencies
Appendix D: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Code of Ethics
Appendix E: The Patient Care Partnership: Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities