Radiology Technologists Role in Quality Patient Care and Safety

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Radiology Technologists Role in Quality Patient Care and Safety

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I never really sat down and realized how important patient care really was going to be to my job. I always just thought of it as just taking pictures of the bones. Come to find out there really is a whole lot more to it than what I thought. Quality patient care is very important from the way that we communicate with the patient all the way to the time they go home and or are released from the hospital or care. There are several protocols and procedures that we are required to follow and abide by. These are just done to ensure that neither the patient nor we get hurt; and that everything is done in a safe manner. The patient’s life kind of still lies in your hands sometimes.

Radiology Technologists Role in Quality Patient Care and Safety How would you feel if the Radiology Technologists that was taking care of you didn’t know what they were doing? I know that I wouldn’t feel comfortable and would probably ask to have someone else take care of me. Which as a patient we have that right; but there are roles and guidelines that the Radiology Technologists have the duty to follow as well. The American Society of Radiologic Technologists has made a Code of Ethics that should be followed. These Code of Ethics are put into place to make sure that the patient receives quality care, its done in a safe manner, and that the technologist performs to there ability and exceeds. Code of Ethic number three and number seven I have come to see have a lot to do with the way we work everyday. Code of Ethics #3 states: The radiologic technologist delivers patient care and service unrestricted by concerns of…...

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