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What is the best way to get proper identification of your patient?
patient ID. Name and DOB
What should the clinical history contain?
Chief complaint, How long or
date when it happen, how, & visible signs of injury or discomfort.
Before moving a patient what must the technologist look for?
from correct body alignment, patient mobility, ability to stand & any
respiratory, cardiovascular conditions, etc.
When moving a patient, the tech should use good body mechanics to
protect himself and the patient. What are some examples of good body
Pull patients using biceps muscles, push objects, Hold objects close
to your body, Use a broad base for support when lifting object, using your arms
and legs. Keep your back straight and bend your knees (do NOT lock) when
lifting or picking up objects. Where is the center of gravity? Mid pelvis
What part of the HCW body is injured most often from using improper body
The spinal column. What is body mechanics? The force that pulls
objects toward the center of the earth.
How many HCWs are needed to properly log roll a patient?
When do we
log roll patients?
How should you turn a
When there is a suspected spine injury.
What must the technologist do when helping a patient that can stand but,
not walk, from a wheelchair on to a table?
What if the
patient can stand and move with little or no assistance?
Stand facing the patient and place
both hands on the patient's scapulae, then help them to stand.
Place the W/C parallel
or at a 45' angle to the table with locks on.
When undressing a patient with an injury to the shoulder, the technologist
should remove sleeve first?
helping the patient to redress?
The clothing from the uninjured side first.
Dress the injured arm first.
If your patient has an elimination need and is in the waiting room, what
should you do to help?
Assist them with a bedpan or urinal in a private place.
When they are finish you should make sure the waste is not being measured
and dispose of it properly.
Where are some areas decubitus may
Heels, scapulae, elbows, sacrum, trochanters, and knees.
When an unconscious patient is in your department for an exam, what are
some of the precautions you must take?
Keep the bed rails up at all time. Never
leave unattended. If possible, place them in the lateral recumbent position to
avoid aspiration. Use safety straps if available.
What precautions must be taken when moving an unsplinted extremity?
Support both joints.
What is a paraplegic?
Paralyzed from the waist down.
When are restraints permitted?
Name some types
Under a doctor's order.
Vest, 4 point restraints, wrist
What should you have available for a patient following an UGI series?
With a productive cough?
washcloth to wipe the barium off their lips.
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