Patient Care in Radiography: With an Introduction to Medical Imaging

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-26
  • Publisher: Mosby Inc
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With clear, step-by-step instructions and more than 400 detailed full-color illustrations, Patient Care in Radiography, 8th Edition 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 descriptions help you ensure high-quality patient care as well as technical proficiency. Infection control content helps you prevent the spread of diseases. Special coverage familiarizes you with appropriate patient care for a wide range of imaging modalities. Procedure photo-essays walk you through essential techniques. Case studies help 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 activities highlight the most important chapter content and help you retain information more effectively. NEW! Updated content reflects 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 photographs clarify techniques and clinical details. NEW! Safety boxes with warning icons alert you to common safety concerns you’ll encounter in practice. NEW! Real-world scenarios throughout the text help you understand the practical application of chapter concepts. NEW! Simplified organization makes complex content more accessible and helps you study more efficiently. †

Table of Contents

Introduction to Radiographyp. 1
Introduction to Radiographyp. 2
Image Quality Factorsp. 23
Radiation Effects and Safetyp. 36
The Healthcare Delivery Systemp. 50
Professional Roles and Behaviorsp. 69
Patient Carep. 97
Professional Attitudes and Communicationsp. 98
Safetyp. 131
Infection Control Conceptsp. 145
Preventing Disease Transmissionp. 160
Response to Patients' Personal and Physical Needsp. 190
Patient Assessmentp. 207
Patient Transferp. 232
Medication Informationp. 246
Medication Administrationp. 261
Emergency Responsep. 289
Dealing With Acute Situationsp. 305
Patient Care in Specific Procedures and Environmentsp. 327
Preparation and Examination of the Gastrointestinal Tractp. 328
Surgical Asepsisp. 353
Contrast Media and Special Radiographic Techniquesp. 373
Bedside Radiography: Special Conditions and Environmentsp. 397
Radiography in Surgeryp. 417
Special Imaging Modalitiesp. 425
Glossaryp. 457
Indexp. 483
Resources on Evolve
Radiography Practice Standards
Informed Consent Form
Accepted Abbreviations and Descriptive Terms for Charting
Incident Report Form
Abbreviated List of Useful Clinical Phrases in Spanish and French
Radiology Department Infection Control Procedures
Isolation Guidelines
Urine Collection
Two- And Three-Person Lift
lodinated Contrast Media Products for Radiography
Catheterization Technique
Illustration Credits
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