Patient Care in Radiography - E-Book

8th Edition

With an Introduction to Medical Imaging

Ruth Ann Ehrlich
eISBN-13: 9780323277068

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With clear, step-by-step instructions and more than 400 detailed full-color illustrations, Patient Care in Radiography, 8th Edition helps you develop the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively care for radiography patients in the clinical environment. Current, comprehensive coverage aligned with ASRT curriculum guidelines helps you connect concepts to clinical applications and confidently master essential procedures and techniques for safety, transfer, positioning, infection control, assessment, and more.

Integrated patient care tips and procedure descriptions help you ensure high-quality patient care as well as technical proficiency. Infection control content helps you prevent the spread of diseases. Special coverage familiarizes you with appropriate patient care for a wide range of imaging modalities. Procedure photo-essays walk you through essential techniques. Case studies help you build the critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address situations you may encounter on the job. Chapter outlines, objectives, key terms, summaries, review questions, and critical thinking activities highlight the most important chapter content and help you retain information more effectively.NEW! Updated content reflects the latest advances in:

Patient comfort measures

Patient care relative to patient age

Assisting patients with dressing and undressing

Assessment of extremities in casts

Assessments of pediatric patients for evidence of potential child abuse

Assessment of geriatric patients for evidence of potential elder abuse

Descriptions and precautions for pediatric IV medication administration

Information on pulmonary embolism

Information on Jackson-Pratt and Penrose drains NEW! Full-color illustrations and photographs clarify techniques and clinical details. NEW! Safety boxes with warning icons alert you to common safety concerns youÕll encounter in practice. NEW! Real-world scenarios throughout the text help you understand the practical application of chapter concepts. NEW! Simplified organization makes complex content more accessible and helps you study more efficiently.

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ISBNs 9780323080651, 9780323080651, 9780323277068, 0323277063
Language English
Number of Pages 557
Edition 8th