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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Dr. Earl D. Smith) School of Radiologic Technology | Evaluated Learning Experience

Methods of Patient Care

Location: 
Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: Minimum of 45 hours (approximately 30 weeks).

Dates: 
Version 1: February 1979 - July 1992. Version 2: August 1992 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply appropriate principles of patient care to the performance of radiographic procedures;  describe vital signs and lab values used to assess the condition of the patient, including sites for assessment and normal values;  describe methods to evaluate patient physical status; describe the importance of standard precautions and isolation procedures, including sources and modes of transmission of infection and disease and institutional control procedures; and describe patient preparation for contrast studies.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics include: body mechanics; aseptic techniques; management of the seriously ill or injured patient (acute abdomen, fractures, and dislocations); patient reaction to iodinated contrast media; the emergency tray/cart; basic first aid; nursing procedures pertinent to radiology (anesthesia, operating room radiography, bedside radiography, handling patients with communicable diseases). contrast media; basic forms; precautionary steps in preparation and administration; and patient preparation. Version 2: Major topics include: body mechanics; aseptic techniques; management of the seriously ill or injured patient (acute abdomen, fractures, and dislocations); patient reaction to iodinated contrast media; the emergency tray/cart; basic first aid and CPR; nursing procedures pertinent to radiology (anesthesia, operating room radiography, bedside radiography, handling patients with communicable diseases, and AIDS isolation protection); contrast media; basic forms; precautionary steps in preparation and administration; venipuncture; and patient preparation.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Allied Health Sciences (12/80) (12/88 revalidation) (9/93 revalidation) (10/98 revalidation) (10/03 revalidation) (10/08 revalidation) (10/13 revalidation) (10/18 revalidation)

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