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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 3/3/2021
  • Expiration Date: 4/1/2024
  • Credit Hours: 1 Credit
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Patient education and clear, 2-way communication are key components of patient-centered care. Radiographers may only interact with a patient for a short time, but they have the opportunity to increase patient trust, maximize compliance, and improve outcomes by genuinely listening to patients, acknowledging their concerns, answering their questions, and ensuring that they understand all instructions. This course discusses the AIDET (acknowledge, introduce, duration, explanation, and thank you) method of interacting with patients and explains verbal, paralinguistic, and nonverbal communications and how they can be used effectively. Methods for obtaining patient history and the information the history should include are also described, as is the importance of providing patients with accurate and accessible educational materials. Finally, tips for interacting with specific populations, including pediatric patients and the hearing impaired, are outlined. Key messages are to treat every patient with respect, to listen actively, and to take the patient's preferences and values into account. In addition, summarizing or repeating information that has been provided, whether by the patient or the radiographer, is valuable for ensuring that the intended message is received and understood. Communicating with all patients in a clear, friendly manner and at an appropriate level builds trust and allows the patients to be active partners in their care. This improves both the patient experience and increases the safety and efficiency of radiologic procedures.

     

    Learning Objectives

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

    • DISTINGUISH patient-centered care from practitioner-centered care.
    • APPLY the AIDET method.
    • EXPLAIN verbal, paralinguistic, and nonverbal communication.
    • EXPLAIN how to take a thorough patient history.
    • OUTLINE the role of the radiographer in patient education.
    • IDENTIFY the needs of different patient populations.

    Categories: Professional Development/Patient Care Quality, Quality Management

  • CE Information:

    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 6 out of 8 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 1.0 ARRT Category A credit.

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

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

    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
    Bone DensitometryPatient Care1
    Breast SonographyPatient Care1
    Cardiac InterventionalPatient Care1
    Computed TomographyPatient Care1
    Magnetic ResonancePatient Care1
    MammographyPatient Care1
    Nuclear MedicinePatient Care1
    Radiation TherapyPatient Care1
    RadiographyPatient Care1
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Care1
    SonographyPatient Care1
    Vascular InterventionalPatient Care1
    Vascular SonographyPatient Care1

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Bone DensitometryPatient Bone Health, Care, and Radiation Principles1
    Breast SonographyPatient Interactions and Management 1
    Cardiac InterventionalPatient Interactions and Management 1
    Computed TomographyPatient Interactions and Management 1
    Magnetic ResonancePatient Interactions and Management 1
    MammographyPatient Interactions and Management 1
    Nuclear MedicinePatient Interactions and Management 1
    Radiation TherapyPatient Interactions 1
    RadiographyPatient Interactions and Management 1
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Management1
    SonographyPatient Interactions and Management 1
    Vascular InterventionalPatient Interactions and Management 1
    Vascular SonographyPatient Interactions and Management 1


The Radiographer: Patient Education and Communication

Naomi L. Ruff, PhD, ELS

*Medical Writer, Duluth, Minnesota.

Address correspondence to: Naomi L. Ruff, PhD, ELS, 24 S 59th Ave E, Duluth, MN 55804. E-mail: naomiruff@ruffdraftwriting.com.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Ruff reports having no financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

 

ABSTRACT

Patient education and clear, 2-way communication are key components of patient-centered care. Radiographers may only interact with a patient for a short time, but they have the opportunity to increase patient trust, maximize compliance, and improve outcomes by genuinely listening to patients, acknowledging their concerns, answering their questions, and ensuring that they understand all instructions. This course discusses the AIDET (acknowledge, introduce, duration, explanation, and thank you) method of interacting with patients and explains verbal, paralinguistic, and nonverbal communications and how they can be used effectively. Methods for obtaining patient history and the information the history should include are also described, as is the importance of providing patients with accurate and accessible educational materials. Finally, tips for interacting with specific populations, including pediatric patients and the hearing impaired, are outlined. Key messages are to treat every patient with respect, to listen actively, and to take the patient's preferences and values into account. In addition, summarizing or repeating information that has been provided, whether by the patient or the radiographer, is valuable for ensuring that the intended message is received and understood. Communicating with all patients in a clear, friendly manner and at an appropriate level builds trust and allows the patients to be active partners in their care. This improves both the patient experience and increases the safety and efficiency of radiologic procedures.

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