# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Radiologic Technology II Task 1750098586

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

Process/Skill Questions

  • What precautions should a radiologic technologist take in performing a radiographic procedure on a patient receiving oxygen?
  • 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?

Related Standards of Learning

Science

CH.2

The student will investigate and understand that the placement of elements on the periodic table is a function of their atomic structure. The periodic table is a tool used for the investigations of
  1. average atomic mass, mass number, and atomic number;
  2. isotopes, half lives, and radioactive decay;
  3. mass and charge characteristics of subatomic particles;
  4. families or groups;
  5. periods;
  6. trends including atomic radii, electronegativity, shielding effect, and ionization energy;
  7. electron configurations, valence electrons, and oxidation numbers;
  8. chemical and physical properties; and
  9. historical and quantum models.

Other Related Standards

Common Career Technical Core

HL3

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