Introduction to Radiologic Technology and Patient Care   [Archived Catalog]
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013]
   

RTE 1110 - Introduction to Radiologic Technology and Patient Care


This course presents a brief history of radiologic technology code of ethics, conduct for radiography students, fundamentals of radiation protection, and patient's rights and patient care. This course also teaches the care and handling of the sick and injured patient in the radiology department. Vital signs, body mechanics, verbal/nonverbal communications and specialized radiologic procedures are covered in this course. It introduces the fundamentals of image production and film processing. Emphasis is placed on infection control and safety of the radiographer, student, and patient.
Prerequisites: MAC 1105 and BSC 2085C.
Degrees Offered: A.S.

Credit Hours:3. 
Contact Hours: 3.