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PATIENT CARE AND MANAGEMENT Prevention is always better than treatment for the patient with injury or illness

, but no one is immune no illness, natural disasters, or human error. Care must be taken to ensure that good patient care and management are provided. The principles of care and protection are constant and cannot be overemphasized. The following requirements are required for optimal patient care !. Practice high"quality radiographic techniques that include radiation safety in a manner that will minimize further injury or complications. #. Prevent the spread of disease and injury to others. $. Prevents hazardous or crippling complications of injuries or illnesses %. &lleviate suffering by comforting the patient and preventing emotional complications. '. Provide the service as economically and in as timely a way as possible while maintaining consistent diagnostic quality. ()*+,+C&T+-. -, P&T+).T +/).T+,+C&T+-. P*-C)/0*)1 *)20)1T)/ " The information on the e3amination verified or matched to the patient4s wristband on the patient4s arrival to the e3amination room. " Properly identifying complete patient4s data, P&T+).T T*&.1,)* " Patient must be informed as to where they are to be transported, and assistance must be given when necessary to ensure safe and comfortable transport. " Proper body mechanics • Place your body in the correct position before moving or lifting • Place your feet far enough apart to maintain proper balance and to provide a basis of support • 5old the patient as close as possible to your body to eliminate all unnecessary strain by centralizing the total weight within your grasp • 1toop to the working level, and keep your back straight • 1lide rather than lift whenever possible. • 6hen a patient is too heavy for you to move alone, get help • 6hen two or more people are moving or lifting, give a signal, and move or lift in unison +1-7&T+-. T)C5.+20) " 6hen performing *adiographic e3aminations in an isolation unit, special clothing may be required, which usually consist of a gown, cap, mask, and gloves.

%. 8. +s any doubt e3ist. -nly the outside of the wrapper or cover is touched when opening an sterile package or container. or those in respiratory isolation can be brought into the radiology department but must be kept separate.+20)1 " *adiologic Technologist must e3ercise constant watchfulness to avoid contaminating sterile objects and the reserved space on the surgical side of the table. use the forceps provided. &n article is either sterile or unsterile. &void reaching over a sterile field. e3amined quickly. . *&/+->*&P5? & radiographer is e3pected . Case housing of radiographic equipment should be wiped with disinfectant solution before leaving the unit. 6hen a container becomes contaminated. Turn the cover to show it is contaminated." " " " " &ll equipment and accessories must be made readily available. &fter an article is removed from a sterile container. )T5+C&7 +110) +. :. +f you must lay down the cover. =eep instrument handles out of sterile field. dispose of it at once. it is not to be returned to that container.. you must consider the article to be unsterile. 9. '. !<. 1T)*+7) -* &1)PT+C T)C5. & sterile article is handled with a sterile instrument or sterile gloves. table and equipment used must be promptly isin!ecte as protocol specifies. " The following items are based on the major principles of the techniques and are offered as a guide !. !!. but they must not come in contact with the patient until time of use. Cassettes should be placed in a pillowcase during e3amination. 6hen removing an article from a sterile container. and promptly returned into their units &fter the e3amination. #. Pour sterile solutions so that no contact between the bottle and the sides of the container occurs. radiographic room. )dges of sterile towels are considered contaminated after contact with an unsterile surface. &lways hold the tip of the forceps downward. turn it upside down on a flat surface. $. 1terile articles must be kept covered until ready to use. patients with wounds. there is no in"between.