Explain the basic equipment and precautions involved in oxygen therapy.
Explanation should include
- the difference between high-volume and low-volume oxygen-delivery equipment and oxygen-monitoring equipment
- the procedure for monitoring the level of oxygen that the patient requires
- why oxygen is considered a pharmaceutical
- how the radiologic technologist interacts with the respiratory therapist
- patient safety precautions (e.g., transfer from portable oxygen to wall oxygen)
- hazards in storage, handling, and usage.
- Why is it important for a radiologic technologist to understand that oxygen is a pharmaceutical?
- What are some pathologies that would cause a patient to require oxygen therapy?
- What are potential consequences of failing to monitor a radiologic patient’s oxygen level?
- When performing exams on a patient who is also receiving oxygen therapy, what precautions must be taken by the radiologic team?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.