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Unit 3 Fundamental study guide
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A patient's IV bottle should be kept __ to __ inches above the level of the patient's vein.
Define the acronym PASS.
P- pull the pin
A- aim the nozzle
S- squeeze the handle
One of the most common hospital accidents involving patients is ___.
The most common cause of work related injury to the radiologic technologist is ___.
The most likely cause of fires in the imaging department is ___.
A patient who is nauseated and may vomit should be placed in the ___ position.
What types of PPE and equipment should be contained in a spill kit?
Where is the human center of gravity located?
What is the portion of the body in contact with the floor or other horizontal surface?
base of support
What is the medical term used to describe the drop in blood pressure some patients experience when standing up too quickly?
What are the three ways that patients can be transported?
ambulation, wheelchair, or stretcher/bed
Who is responsible for checking transportation equipment for safety?
What steps should be taken prior to assisting a patient into a wheelchair?
lock the wheels, move foot rest, evaluate patient, elevate head
It is frequently helpful to elevate the head slightly and place a support under the knees when a patient is suffering from ___ or ___ pain.
lower or abdominal
If blood, body fluids, or irritating chemicals have splashed in your eye, you should:
flush for five min at the nearest running water
The safest and most convenient method is to transport an infant or toddler in their ___ or ___.
crib or isolette
The primary lifter during a two-person lift should be positioned at the patient's ___
Decubitus ulcers are usually located over bony prominences and are caused from a lack of ___.
If a patient sustains a minor injury while in your care, you should complete the examination, have the injury assessed and fill out an ___.
Patient's with back injury should be assisted to a sitting position by allowing them to roll onto their ___.
Standing with the legs approximately 12" apart increases the ___ when lifting heavy patients or objects.
base of support
The most accurate method of checking a patient's identification is to check their ___.
A ___ is the safest method to restrain an infant or small child for an erect CXR.
Material Safety Data Sheets are likely to be needed in the event of ___.
80% of ___ technologists experience some form of work-related injury, usually in the form of RMI's and RSIs affecting the shoulder, arm, or wrist.
The three elements necessary for a fire to burn:
fuel, oxygen, and heat
When a patient suffers from a unilateral weakness, it is helpful to position yourself on the patient's ___ side.
Patients who have undergone hip replacement via the ___ approach, should not flex the hip beyond 90 degrees.
When transferring a patient who is unable to assist with transfer to or from a stretcher, you should position the patient's arms ___ the chest.
A gait belt, also called a ___ belt, should be used when assisting patients who are weak or unsteady.
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