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Geriatrics

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what is geriatrics? a branch of medicine dealing with the ages and the problems of aging
does a geriatric patient require more less or the same technical factor as other patients? lower kvp
why may geriatric patients require lower kvp The loss of bone mass and atrophy of tissues
should a shorter time exposer be considered for geriatric patient yes
why should a shorter time exposer be considered for geriatric patient Geriatric patients may have a problem maintaining positions necessary for examinations
what will a shorter exposure time help with time helps reduce voluntary and involuntary motion
what may an elderly patient have anxiety about? falling
true or falsest is the radiographer responsibility to prevent a fall with older patients true
what might an older patient experience if they get up to quickly vertigo or dizziness
what are 2 things that create a good connection between a radiographer and an older patient communication and listening skills
what are some tips for working with older patients take time to educate speak slow and clear treat with dignity AVOID adhesive tape provide warm blankets access medically before contrast media
why should tape be avoided for older patients their skin is fragile and thin, the skin could tar easily
Created by: knt5411