|Approvals/Requirements Satisfied by eRADIMAGING Courses|
|~ ASRT approval for ARRT Category A credit||~ MDCB approval by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification (Selected Courses)|
|~ ARMRIT accepted (All MRI Courses)||~ CAMRT and Sonography Canada recognize the ASRT approval (All Courses)|
|~ ARDMS accepted (All Courses)||~ Florida approval for all courses 1 credit or more|
|~ NMTCB accepted (All Courses)||~ California CE requirements met for all radiography courses|
|~ All Courses eligible of international radiographers' CPD requirements||~ All Courses available for RRAs|
|~ ASRT and MDCB are approved continuing education providers of ARRT and all courses are accepted by ARRT|
The Radiographer: Patient Education and Communication
Aimee J. Phillips, MS, RT(R)(M)(CV)(QM)
*Educational Services Specialist, Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.
Address correspondence to: Aimee J. Phillips, MS, RT(R)(M)(CV)(QM), Educational Services, Marietta Memorial Hospital, 401 Matthew Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosures: Ms Phillips reports having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.
One of the many radiographer responsibilities is to communicate with patients. After all, patients are the reason imaging professionals are employed. Radiographer-patient relationships can be strengthened and patient outcomes improved through improved communication. Imaging professionals have the responsibility to provide the best possible patient care, and proper communication plays a large role in successful imaging interactions. Using open and honest communication, the radiographer can form a trusting relationship with patients and their families. The following article will address what communication is, the history of patient teaching and learning, barriers to effective communication, goals of patient education, and the impact communication has on patients and families.
"The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
— George Bernard Shaw
Full Course Content available to active members of eRADIMAGING.com
* This sample course is for reference purposes only. It is not currently available for earning CE credits. To earn ARRT CE credits please subscribe to eRADIMAGING where you will see a complete listing of all active and eligible CE courses.