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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
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RADT 1020 - Fundamentals of Radiography

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: An introductory course providing an overview of the field of radiography and its role in health care. Topics include basic patient care skills, body mechanics, infection control techniques, aseptic procedures, emergency care, drug administration, HIPPA guidelines, patient communication and meeting the psychological needs of the patient are discussed. Students are introduced to the basic principles of radiation protection and safety, related radiography terminology, legal issues and basic exposure factors of radiology. Acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program is required. This course requires students to be concurrently enrolled in RADT 1031 .
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Professional Role of the Radiographer
  2. Patient Assessment and Communication
  3. Infection Control / Institutional Safety
  4. Body Mechanics
  5. Surgical Asepsis
  6. Vital Signs / Oxygen Administration
  7. Medical Emergencies in Radiographic Imaging
  8. Care of Patients with Special Needs
  9. Care of Patients during Fluoroscopic examinations
  10. Basic Pharmacology
  11. Drug Administration
  12. Organization of the Health Care Profession
  13. Terminal Goals of RADT Program
  14. HIPAA Compliance in Radiology
  15. Overview of the Radiology Department
  16. Basic X-ray Production Terminology
  17. Introduction to X-ray equipment
  18. Radiation Protection / Safety
  19. Legal / Ethical / Moral Principles as related to the Profession
  20. Cultural Diversity of the Patient
  21. Medical Terminology

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. define various terms as related to the general body systems.
  2. demonstrate proper lifting and transferring of patients.
  3. discuss the proper care of a patient with special needs.
  4. demonstrate the proper method for obtaining vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiration) in a classroom setting.
  5. discuss the proper method of preparing a sterile field in the classroom setting.
  6. discuss proper oxygen administration.
  7. discuss the proper use of personal protective equipment.
  8. describe patient’s rights and the role of the radiographer in protecting those rights.
  9. describe the basic radiation protection and safety practices to be followed by a radiographer.
  10. describe the criteria for a professional in the field of Radiologic Technology.
  11. describe the role of HIPPA compliance in the Radiology Department.
  12. describe the significance of belonging to professional organizations.
  13. describe the use of universal precautions and blood and body substance precautions.
  14. identify the basic levels of neurological and cognitive functioning.
  15. identify the legal, ethical and moral principles as related to the radiography profession.
  16. identify the overall administration of a major health care facility and a Radiology Department.
  17. identify the various terms related to x-ray image production.
  18. list the radiographer’s responsibility for maintaining surgical aseptic techniques.
  19. select the appropriate drug administration supplies and properly draws up contrast media.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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