Which of the following practices will help the x-ray technologist to reduce the
likelihood of causing injury to the patient through negligence?
Taking an accurate history.
Taking additional studies besides those ordered by the physician.
Discussing x-ray results with the patient.
Performing a study for which one is not properly trained.
CAT scans have figured in malpractice cases because of negligent injuries
arising out of the need for intravenous contrast and the occasional need to:
Sedate the patient.
Restrain the patient.
Confine the patient inside the CAT unit.
Locate the palpation point.
The x-ray technologist can contribute to a reduced number of patient injuries and
malpractice suits by:
Relying on the patient's common sense.
Helping to write the radiologist's report.
Taking the necessary precautions to prevent patient falls.
Writing good guidelines for interpretation of various examinations.
To avoid harm to the patient and possible ethical and legal problems for the
health care team and hospital, radiographers should avoid performing tasks:
Learned through OJT.
Outside the scope of practice.
For which they have been trained.
Ordered by the radiologist.
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