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CAT 203 - Patient Care/Rad Safety Imaging Tech

Credits: 2
2 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Acceptance into CAT Program
Co-requisites: CAT 201  and CAT 202  

This is a course in computed radiographic patient care and safety for certified technologists. Included are the principles of radiation protection for the patient, computed scanning technologist and medical team. Production and control of the computed x-ray beam 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.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify potential risks from radiation delivered by a CT scanner to the patient.
  2. Identify patient safety guidelines as required prior to a CT scanning procedure.
  3. Identify special instructions necessary for patients that undergo CT scanning examinations.
  4. Determine patient care and comfort techniques utilized before, during and post CT scanning procedures.
  5. Evaluate the role cultural diversity plays in the communication process and communicate effectively with patients from different cultures.
  6. Interpret moral, ethical and legal issues relevant to the field of health care.
  7. Assess “standard of care” and “scope of practice” as they relate to Radiology and CT scanning.
  8. Identify the process of informed consent.
  9. Scrutinize necessary patient care precautions necessary to produce CT scanning images utilizing sagittal planes, transverse planes, coronal planes and off-axis sectional anatomy images of the human anatomic body sections.
Listed Topics
  1. Potential risks from CT scanning procedures
  2. Patient safety guidelines
  3. Patient monitoring requirements
  4. Career opportunities for CT technologists
  5. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Code of Ethics
  6. Informed consent
  7. Isolation procedures
  8. Contrast injections and patient care procedures
  9. Medications
  10. Life threatening situations
Reference Materials
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:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 02/27/2020

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