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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 9/4/2020
  • Expiration Date: 10/1/2023
  • Credit Hours: 1.25 Credits
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Radiologic technologists (RTs) agree to abide by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Code of Ethics of and have an obligation to apply those principles to ensure that the patients entrusted to them receive the best possible care. Whenever an issue arises that may compromise that care, RTs must know how to advocate for the patient. In order to do so effectively, they must be well acquainted with the principles, rules, and policies governing their profession as well as understand that continuing education (CE) is vital to fulfill the duties and responsibilities appointed to them. The following article discusses the relationship between ethics and advocacy, examines the ethical need for CE and its importance to patient advocacy, and discusses recent events regarding medical radiation safety that may impact the role of the RT.


    Learning Objectives
    After reading this article, the participant should be able to:

    • DISCUSS the relationship between ethics and advocacy.
    • EXAMINE the ethical need for continuing education and its importance in advocating for the patient.
    • IDENTIFY the impact of recent events regarding medical radiation safety on the role of the RT.
    Categories: Professional Development/Patient Care, Ethics

  • CE Information:

    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the "Take CE Test!" link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must answer 8 out of 10 questions correctly to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 1.25 ARRT Category A credits.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credits.

    Approved by the state of Florida for ARRT Category A credits.

    Texas indirect credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same biennium.

  • Structured Education Credit Valuations:

    CategoryContent AreaCredits
    Computed TomographySafety0.25
    Nuclear MedicinePatient Care1
    Nuclear MedicineSafety0.25
    Radiation TherapyPatient Care1
    RadiographyPatient Care1
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Care0.5
    Radiologist AssistantSafety0.25

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Computed TomographyRadiation Safety and Dose0.25
    Nuclear MedicinePatient Interactions and Management 1
    Nuclear MedicineRadiation Physics, Radiobiology, and Regulations0.25
    Radiation TherapyPatient Interactions 1
    Radiation TherapyRadiation Protection0.25
    RadiographyPatient Interactions and Management 1
    RadiographyRadation Protection 0.25
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Management0.5
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Safety, Radiation Protection and Equipment Operation0.25


The Radiologic Technologist, Ethics, and Patient Advocacy: An Update

Nancy S. Adams, BSRS, RT(R)

*Clinical Coordinator (retired), Radiologic Sciences, Itawamba Community College, Fulton, Mississippi

Address correspondence to: Nancy S. Adams, BSRS, RT(R). Email: nancyadams3562@comcast.net

Disclosure statement: Ms Adams reports serving on the speakers’ bureau for Advanced Health Education Center.

ABSTRACT

Radiologic technologists (RTs) agree to abide by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Code of Ethics and have an obligation to apply those principles to ensure that the patients entrusted to them receive the best possible care. Whenever an issue arises that may compromise that care, RTs must know how to advocate for the patient. In order to do so effectively, they must be well acquainted with the principles, rules, and policies governing their profession as well as understand that continuing education (CE) is vital to fulfill the duties and responsibilities appointed to them. The following article discusses the relationship between ethics and advocacy, examines the ethical need for CE and its importance to patient advocacy, and discusses recent events regarding medical radiation safety that may impact the role of the RT.

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