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Course description: 

Emergency medicine encompasses many clinical specialties of which imaging services play a large role. Although emergency medicine includes both trauma and non-trauma cases, it is important for imaging staff to understand where they fit in the emergency department team in order to systematically care for the trauma patient. Facilities at all levels provide emergency medical care. These can range from major metropolitan medical centers to small rural emergency rooms. The function of the imaging staff is vital to the care of all emergency patients.

Part 2 of this two part module will touch on handling trauma, patient assessment, vital signs and other medical emergencies. Many of the skills covered in the module can be used for any type of emergency patient.

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Course objectives: 

After completion of this module, the learner will be able to:

1. Discuss how to handle trauma and emergency patients.
2. Understand vital signs and patient assessment.
3. Discuss various medical emergencies and the radiographer's role.
4. Understand the role of a radiographer in a trauma situation.

Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning

Language: 

  • English

Course author(s): 

Aimee Phillips, MS, RT(R) (M)(CV)(QM)

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