Feb 07, 2023
MRI 203 - Patient Care and Magnetic Safety
2 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: Acceptance into MRI Program
Co-requisites: MRI 201 and MRI 202
This is a course in magnetic radiographic patient care and imaging safety for certified technologists. Included are the principles of magnetic imaging for the patient, imaging technologist and medical team. Production and control of the magnetic field for scanning procedures and equipment techniques are studied. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify potential risks from the magnetic field delivered by an MRI scanner to the patient.
- Identify patient safety guidelines as required prior to a MRI scanning procedure.
- Identify special instructions necessary for patients that undergo MRI scanning examinations.
- Determine patient care and comfort techniques utilized before, during and post MRI scanning procedures.
- Evaluate the role cultural diversity plays in the communication process and communicate effectively with patients from different cultures.
- Interpret moral, ethical and legal issues relevant to the field of health care.
- Assess “standard of care” and “scope of practice” as they relate to Radiology and MRI scanning.
- Identify the process of informed consent.
- Scrutinize necessary patient care precautions necessary to produce MRI scanning images utilizing sagittal planes, transverse planes, coronal planes and off-axis sectional anatomy images of the human anatomic body sections.
- Potential risks from MRI scanning procedures
- Patient safety guidelines
- Patient monitoring requirements
- Career opportunities for MRI technologists
- ARRT Code of Ethics
- Informed consent
- Isolation procedures
- Contrast injections and patient care procedures
- Life threatening situations
Program faculty evaluate teaching resources and materials each year. Students will be provided with current state-of-the-art resources in class. Additionally, students will be instructed which required textbooks to purchase that contain current technical information.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 02/27/2020
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
- Culture Society & Citizenship
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