# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Radiologic Technology II Task 910438691

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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.

Process/Skill Questions

  • 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.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.