Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell

Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell

by Valerie Aarne Grossman MALS, BSN, RN
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Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell

...covers many topics essential to the success of the nurse working in an imaging setting ... The handbook's size make it easily portable as a bedside reference...[It]would be a welcome addition to any radiology nursing unit's resources and would be a useful handbook in the emergency and critical care units' libraries as well.

-Kathleen A. Gross, MSN, RN-BC, CRN
From the Foreword

This portable guide to radiology nursing provides comprehensive information about this emerging specialty in a concise format designed for speedy information retrieval. Written for both practicing nurses and new orientees, it outlines general procedures and protocols, along with requisite information for patient care in specialized areas of radiology. It discusses care for all patient populations including morbidly obese, pediatric, geriatric, and oncology and addresses vascular access, infection control, teamwork, and sterile technique in the radiology setting. The book encompasses over 50 different IR procedures, and also describes emergency situations in radiology and how to respond to them.

With an emphasis on inter-professional care, the book demystifies complex procedures and includes clinical "pearls" from seasoned experts in radiology nursing. The book's "Fast Facts" format features consistently organized chapters, bulleted information "at a glance," an introduction, objectives, and summary in each chapter, and case studies to reinforce radiological interventions. The guide will be a welcome addition to the arsenal of radiology, emergency, and clinical care nurses as well as new orientees.

Key Features:

  • Serves as an accessible, easy-to use, reference for practicing radiology nurses and new orientees
  • Describes numerous essential procedures and protocols in reader-friendly "Fast Facts" style
  • Addresses patient care in all areas of radiology and with specific patient populations
  • Includes coverage of vascular access issues and emergency situations
  • Delivers the accumulated wisdom of seasoned inter-professional practitioners

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826129369
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/26/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 238,886
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Valerie Aarne Grossman, MALS, BSN, is Nurse Manager of Medical Imaging at Highland Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has more than three decades of diverse nursing experience including direct patient care, hospital leadership, and professional service. Ms. Grossman co-authored the 5 Tier Triage Protocol book and authored the Quick Reference to Triage book. She has published and contributed to numerous journal articles, and is currently serving on the Board of The Journal of Radiology Nursing for which she is also Column Editor for Hot Topics. Her article for this column, Get Them In, Get Them Out, and Keep Them Happy and Safe While You Do It was ranked within the top 10 Editorial page views for 2011 for this journal. She is on the Editorial Board of the Emergency Department Compliance Manual, 2014 Edition, and is a manuscript reviewer for a number of international publishers.

Table of Contents







Part I: Radiology Foundation

1. Introduction to Radiology Nursing and Safety

Valerie Aarne Grossman

2. Essentials of Teamwork

Polly Gerber Zimmermann

Part II: Nursing Essentials

3. Vascular Access and Infection Prevention

Valerie Aarne Grossman

4. ECG Basics

Andrew Mangiacapre

5. ECG Rhythm Strips

Andrew Mangiacapre

6. Sedation and Monitoring

Lora K. Ott

7. Documentation

Brooke Grandusky-Green

Part III: Radiologic Imaging Modalities: CT and MRI

8. Computed Axial Tomography Basics

Valerie Aarne Grossman

9. Iodinated Contrast (CT) Media Basics

Valerie Aarne Grossman

10. Iodinated Contrast (CT) Adverse Events

Valerie Aarne Grossman

11. MRI Basics and Magnet Safety

Valerie Aarne Grossman

12. MRI Contrast Media

Valerie Aarne Grossman

Part IV: Interventional Radiology

13. Neuro-Interventional Radiology Overview

Susan Deveikis and John P. Deveikis

14. Neuro-Interventional Procedures

John P. Deveikis and Susan Deveikis

15. Neuro-Interventional Embolizations

John P. Deveikis and Susan Deveikis

16. Basic (Body) Interventional Radiology Principles

Ayman Sawas and Ashwani Kumar Sharma

17. Interventions for Varicose Veins

Ayman Sawas and Ashwani Kumar Sharma

18. Central Venous Catheters

Ayman Sawas and Ashwani Kumar Sharma

19. Dialysis Access

Ayman Sawas and Ashwani Kumar Sharma

20. Aortic Interventions and Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt

Ayman Sawas and Ashwani Kumar Sharma

21. Thoracentesis, Fallopian Tube Recanalization, Vertebroplasty, and Kyphoplasty

Ayman Sawas and Ashwani Kumar Sharma

22. Embolization Procedures: General, Hepatic, Pulmonary, and Uterine Artery

Ayman Sawas and Ashwani Kumar Sharma

23. Embolization Procedures: Chemoembolization, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, and Varicocele

Mohammed Mohsin Khadir and Labib H. Syed

24. Biliary Procedures

Labib H. Syed and Mohammed Mohsin Khadir

25. Abscess Drainage, Percutaneous Biopsies, and Nephrostomy Tube

Mohammed Mohsin Khadir and Labib H. Syed

26. Paracentesis and Gastrostomy Tube

Mohammed Mohsin Khadir and Labib H. Syed

27. Ablation and Peripheral Arterial Disease

Mohammed Mohsin Khadir and Labib H. Syed

28. Filters and Foreign Bodies

Ayman Sawas and Ashwani Kumar Sharma

Part V: Diagnostic and Other Imaging Modalities

29. X-Ray, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound

Valerie Aarne Grossman

Part VI: Special Issues in Radiology Nursing

30. Fragile and High-Risk Populations

Valerie Aarne Grossman

31. Current Trends in Nursing Care

Polly Gerber Zimmermann

32. Communication Essentials Between the Emergency Department and Radiology

Anna C. Montejano and Lynn Sayre Visser

33. Preparing Emergency Department Patients for Radiologic Procedures

Lynn Sayre Visser and Anna C. Montejano

Part VII: Emerging Areas of Radiology Nursing

34. Orientation, Certification, and Point-of-Care Testing

Valerie Aarne Grossman




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