RAD 211 - Pharmacology for Radiographers
Pharmacology and drug administration for imaging technologists.
Prerequisite: BIO 132 Human Biology II
1 Class Hour
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Distinguish between the chemical, generic and trade names for select drugs.
2. Classify drugs according to specific categories.
3. Explain the effects of select drugs on medical imaging procedures and explain the actions, uses and side effects for select drugs.
4. Explain the pharmacology of barium and iodine compounds.
5. Describe methods and techniques for administering various types of contrast agents and identify and describe the routes of drug administration.
6. Demonstrate appropriate venipuncture technique on a simulated arm utilizing appropriate aseptic technique.
7. Identify, describe and document complications associated with intravenous drug therapy and appropriate actions to resolve these complications.
8. Explain the current legal and ethical status of the radiographer's role in drug administration.
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