RTC 103 – Patient Care

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  RTC 103 Patient Care

Credit Hours:  2.0      Contact Hours:  2.0          Lecture:  2.0               Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:   Formal acceptance into the Radiography Program

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description:  This course acquaints students with nursing procedures and techniques used in the general care of the patient.  Emphasis is on the role of the technologist in various nursing situations.  Students are also instructed in the ethical principles and the responsibilities entailed by becoming a member of a paramedical profession.

Course Goals:   Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate a basic understanding of the history of medicine, the health care team, and the method of applying critical thinking skills;
  2. explain and demonstrate clinical education evaluation levels, types of learning, and methods of appropriately interacting with patients and health care team members;
  3. correctly take patient history and apply proper body mechanic for patient transfer;
  4. discuss and demonstrate proper methods of patient immobilization, vital sign assessment, and venipuncture;
  5. identify methods of proper infection control;
  6. discuss and follow the ethical requirements of a radiologic health care practitioner; and
  7. identify medical legal considerations for the health care worker.
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