May 25, 2020
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:
- Distinguish between the chemical, generic and trade names for select drugs.
- Classify drugs according to specific categories.
- Explain the effects of select drugs on medical imaging procedures and explain the actions, uses and side effects for select drugs.
- Explain the pharmacology of barium and iodine compounds.
- Describe methods and techniques for administering various types of contrast agents and identify and describe the routes of drug administration.
- Demonstrate appropriate venipuncture technique on a simulated arm utilizing appropriate aseptic technique.
- Identify, describe and document complications associated with intravenous drug therapy and appropriate actions to resolve these complications.
- Explain the current legal and ethical status of the radiographer's role in drug administration.
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