Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
2 hours lecture.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 24 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 12/17/08;1/26/11

1. Description -
Basic concepts of patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures and techniques as well as infection control protocols. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 50.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in R T 50B.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Identify patient situations that require critical-thinking and problem solving skills.
  2. Analyze effective methods of communicating with patients of various ages.
  3. Explain sources and modes of transmission of infection and disease.
  4. Describe the basic physical assistance and transfer techniques used in radiology departments.
  5. Explain the appropriate procedures for handling patients with various medical emergencies.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Classroom with multimedia equipment and Internet access.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Lec)
    1. Definition
    2. Steps
    3. Clinical Application
  2. Interpersonal Communication (Lec)
    1. Modes of Communication
      1. Verbal / written
      2. Nonverbal
    2. Challenges in Communication
    3. Patient Education
      1. Explanation of current procedure
      2. Respond to inquiries
  3. Infection Control (Lec)
    1. Terminology and Basic Concepts
      1. Asepsis
      2. Pathogens
    2. Cycle of Infection
      1. Pathogen
      2. Source or reservoir of infection
      3. Susceptible host
      4. Method of transmission
    3. Standard Precautions
      1. Handwashing
      2. Gloves / gowns
      3. Masks
      4. Medical asepsis
    4. Additional or Transmission-Based Precautions
      1. Airborne
      2. Droplet
      3. Contact
    5. Disposal of Contaminated Materials
      1. Linens
      2. Needles
      3. Patient supplies
  4. Physical Assistance and Transfer (Lec)
    1. Patient Transfer and Movement
    2. Assisting Patients with Medical Equipment
    3. Routine Monitoring
      1. Equipment
      2. Vital signs
      3. Physical signs and symptoms
      4. Documentation
  5. Medical Emergencies (Lec)
    1. Allergic Reactions
    2. Cardiac or Respiratory Arrest
    3. Physical Injury or Trauma
    4. Other Medical Disorders
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Quizzes, midterms, assignments, and final examination.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Torres, Lillian. Basic Medical Techniques and Patient Care in Imaging Technology. 7th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 2010. ISBN 139780781771832

8. Disciplines -
Radiologic Technology
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Demonstration, Group Activities.
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Weekly reading assignment from course syllabus and textbook.
  2. Writing assignments that relate to the topic being discussed.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-20 16:56:22

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines