RADA 308 Patient Care & Assessment II • 3 Cr.
Reinforces use of the clinical thinking model to aid in patient assessment including interviewing skills and assessment techniques. Focuses on the application of anatomy and physiology knowledge, assisting in patient assessment management. Includes assessment and examination procedures for the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, peripheral vascular and nervous systems, breast and axillae. Prerequisite: RADA 306 and acceptance into the program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Describe common signs and symptoms when examining the following: cardiovascular function, musculoskeletal system, peripheral vascular system, nervous system, breast, and axillae
- Perform a complete patient assessment and examination of the following: cardiovascular function, musculoskeletal system, peripheral vascular system, nervous system, breast, and axillae
- Explain the standard precautions taken when performing a radiologic procedure on a patient
- Explain adaptations for pediatric, geriatric and special needs populations in relation to performing a radiologic procedure on a patient
- Describe monitoring techniques used during cardiac procedures, intravenous therapy, oxygen therapy, and urinary catheterization
- Explain contraindications and possible complications of various radiologic procedures
- Describe methods for dealing with medical emergencies that arise from performing procedures
- Identify and describe the use of tubes and lines used in radiologic procedures