DMI 52 Patient Care and Staff Relationships (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Introduction to the organization of healthcare systems in this country. Communication, ethical and interpersonal responsibilities of radiologic technologists. Analysis of illness and therapies from the patient’s point of view. Patient assessment, care and management.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Summarize a system of examination, clarification, determination, the doctrine of informed consent and other issues related to patient rights
- Outcome 2: Analyze issues related to the use and flow of patient information to determine confidentiality.
- Outcome 3: Assess the patient's emotional and physical condition prior to, during and after diagnostic exam or treatment delivery
- Outcome 4: Evaluate the effectiveness of different patient/personnel communication models
- Outcome 5: Appraise the Radiologic Technologist's scope of practice, practice standards and the professional code of ethics
- Outcome 6: Discriminate between theories and principles that guide ethical decision making for practice situations
- Outcome 7: Discriminate between approaches to patient care models based upon age or cultural differences
- Outcome 8: Summarize procedures to ensure patient safety while conducting diagnostic or therapeutic procedures
- Outcome 9: Summarize principles of medication administration, common medication reactions and side effects
- Outcome 10: Model written and verbal communication skills incorporating terminology applied to the Radiologic Sciences disciplines