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RAT 1131 Patient Care in Radiologic Technology

Safety and assessment techniques related to care of the patient in an imaging department, including pharmacological applications, legal and professional aspects, elements of ethical behavior and practical dilemmas, and current infection control practices. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Radiologic Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE   Restricted to Majors 


  • Identify the legal, ethical and professional standards of care, including body mechanics and patient transfer techniques.
  • Describe proper patient care procedures including monitoring of vital signs, patient assessment and application of patient safety and comfort strategies.
  • Explain medical and surgical asepsis, infection control techniques and identify appropriate responses to medical emergencies.
  • Identify basic drugs to include chamisal, generic, and trade names and their relationship to radiographic imaging procedures.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3