Pediatric patients are not adults. The pediatric patient requires special attention and can sometimes present a challenge to the radiologic technologist’s interpersonal skills. When working with a pediatric patient, the technologist will need to fully use their technical knowledge. However, the technologist will also need to develop patience and have a deeper understanding of how to use effective communication skills. Although immobilization devices are often necessary, their utilization is only after less restrictive measures have been utilized. It is important to remember that the most effective method of avoiding the need to immobilize a patient is communication.
Stephanie Smith, MS, BSN, RN CPN has been a clinical nurse for over 25 years. She trained in New York State as a Licensed Practical Nurse where she practiced pediatric hematology/oncology nursing. She earned her Associate of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Leadership and Administration from Excelsior College. She is a Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN). She is Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified and is a former PALS instructor. Her clinical expertise is in acute pediatric medical surgical nursing and case management for children with medical complexity. She most recently worked at Duke Children’s Hospital as a Nurse Clinician before coming to Relias.
Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, radiographer and educator with years of experience as a radiologic technology program director. She has authored several radiology and mammography related textbooks. She also volunteers with RAD-AID international and served as a program manager with the Asha Jyoti: Women's Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, Chandigarh, India and currently serves as RAD-AID's Chief Mammography Technologist for the RAD-AID USA Women's Health Initiative.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Imaging Techniques for Pediatric Patients
Types of Shielding
Role of the Parent or Guardian
Section 3: Conclusion
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