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Patient Care in Radiography


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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 Patients 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


The primary audience for this book will be undergraduate students on diagnostic radiography programmes. Academics will also find this book of interest as there are many useful resources available both within the text book and as online resources. The text is well written and clear. Crucial information is signposted...making it easy to find.

This is a welcome new edition of a respected book which could be included as a recommended text for undergraduate students.'

Radiography, June 2012

This book seeks to address all aspects of patient care and (in just under 500 pages) largely succeeds, using a logical and thorough approach...The scope of the information is surprisingly wide, covering everything from the psychology of patients having special needs to the practicalities of setting up a sterile trolley...All-in-all, this is a well-trusted, fact packed, easy to access resource and, despite its American leaning, has a lot to offer UK radiography students.

RAD Magazine, Aug 2012

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