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Catalog and Student Handbook 2019-2020

RTT 1200 Introduction to Patient Care

This course provides a comprehensive exploration of patient care techniques, including detection and prevention, blood values, patient assessment, nutrition, skin care regiments, infection control, and support services. It also offers an explanation of radiological and digital imaging related to Radiation Therapy and identification of body landmarks when simulating and treating radiation oncology patients. There is also an investigation of diagnostic technologies and their use in Radiation Therapy. At the conclusion of this course, the student will perform aseptic technique; be knowledgeable of contrast media and contraindications; recognize normal and abnormal vital signs; recite normal and abnormal ranges of blood values in patient receiving radiation therapy; be able to evaluate a patient’s nutritional status and make recommendations; and demonstrate radiology concepts, including exposure factors, imaging quality, and film processing.

Credits

2.5

Prerequisite

ANA 1120 (prior to or concurrent with course); ANA 1010, RTT 1100, RTT 114C, RTT 1110, RTT 170