# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Respiratory Therapy II Task 1423769743

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Examine safeguards to address the risk factors associated with oxygen therapy in medical imaging.

Definition

Examination should cite
  • the need for caution when performing radiographic procedures on patients receiving oxygen therapy
  • safety issues when oxygen is in use (e.g., no flames or high heat sources)
  • MRI safety.


Examination should also consider patient-comfort aspects of oxygen therapy to include
  • ensuring the maintenance of physician-ordered oxygen flow rate
  • ensuring the tubing is properly connected and free of kinks
  • ensuring proper positioning of mask.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important to compare the flow meter gauge on the oxygen tank against the doctor's order?
  • Why is oxygen dangerous in a fire?

Other Related Standards

Common Career Technical Core

HL3

Identify existing and potential hazards to clients, coworkers, visitors, and self in the healthcare workplace.

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