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International Covid-19 support for Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
By the end of this session you will be able to:
Explain how to undertake a mobile chest X-ray examination on a Covid 19 patient effectively
Discuss how to produce a diagnostic image at the first opportunity
◄ MCQ’s on Mobile equipment when undertaking a mobile CXR on a COVID 19 positive patient
About this course
Preamble and background to this eLearning material about Covid-19 for radiographers
Radiography Department and Mobile Radiography on at risk COVID-19 patients
Topic Description and Learning outcomes
What is a Virus? What are Viruses made up of ?
Viruses – MCQs
Topic description and learning outcomes
educational material from e-LfH
Why should we apply the practice of “cohorting” practitioners/machines/patients?
What personal protective equipment (PPE) should I wear?
How minimise the risk of contagion during patient contact
Dressing and undressing procedures for healthcare personnel
How to safely handle the imaging plate
How to sanitize portable X-ray equipment
How to protect the ones we love
Personal Protective Equipment- MCQ's
Food and Essentials
List of References
Physical and mental well being - MCQ's
Experiences of wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when examining patients
Experiences of wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) from a medical practitioner's professional perspective
Description and learning objectives
Useful resources / additional reading
MCQ’s on effective communication for a mobile CXR on a COVID 19 positive patient
Introduction and Learning Outcomes
Mobile X-ray equipment
MCQ’s on Mobile equipment when undertaking a mobile CXR on a COVID 19 positive patient
The practical imaging aspects of the X-ray procedure
Preparation for the procedure
Projectional X-ray of the chest
MCQ’s on Radiographic Procedure when undertaking a mobile CXR on a COVID 19 positive patient
1. Justification of the procedure.
2. Identification of the correct patient.
3. Patient Consent and Benefit-Risk
4. Optimization of the procedure ALARP / ALARA
5. Dose Recording (DRLs)
Mobile Radiography: Radiation Protection Summary Flow Chart
Ingenious no touch approach to performing CXR's on suspected COVID 19 patients
MCQ's on Radiation protection when undertaking a mobile CXR on a COVID 19 positive patient
Topic description and Learning outcomes
Is the image diagnostic? (10 point plan)
Further Reading and Web resources
Image evaluation using the 10 point plan
MCQ’s on Image evaluation a mobile CXR on a COVID 19 positive patient
The difference between Chest Posterior Anterior (PA) and Anterior Posterior (AP) radiographs.
MCQ's for the difference between Chest Posterior Anterior (PA) and Anterior Posterior (AP) radiographs
An Introduction to Clinical Audit for Radiographers
Educational material from the eLfH website
CXR interpretation in an ITU setting
The practical imaging aspects of the X-ray procedure ►
About the course
"Extract from the COVID-19 - ISRRT Response Document"
What is a virus? What is corona virus and why is it different?
Measures radiographers can take to minimize risk to themselves during professional working and their families
Mobile X-ray equipment
Image review and reporting
Audit and Learning