Provides comfort and care to the patient before, during and after the procedure, including the monitoring of intravenous lines, oxygen supply and drains.
Exercises judgment to assess and respond to the patient's needs prior to, during, and after procedures and if necessary performs patient medication reconciliation.
Maintaining proper communication with patients and behaving in a professional manner in consideration and observation of patient's rights.
Providing a safe environment for patients and staff in compliance with standard precaution policies.
Recognizing and responding to medical emergency conditions.
Reviews indication appropriateness and consults authorized to assure the proper study is ordered.
Verifies patient name, Date of Birth (DOB), Medical Record Number (MRN), last menstrual period and pregnancy/breast feeding status.
Obtains a pertinent medical history.
Assures the pre-study preparation has been completed prior to starting procedure.
Assuring that informed consent has been obtained when necessary.
Ensures patient education is provided.
Checks patient clothing and linen for objects that may cause image artifacts.
Maintains adequate volume of medication and pharmaceuticals supplies.
Schedules patients in a timely manner, determining the best sequence for all patients.
Maintains records in Syntrac of patient doses, QC procedures, patient reports and other required data.
Establishing and/or verifying venipuncture access using aseptic technique.
Waits the appropriate length of time after administration of isotope to begin the imaging procedure.
Acquire images using established protocol using proper positioning to best demonstrate pathology and to adapt to the patient's limitations.
Review all images to assure that the correct information is supplied.
Prepare patients for placement of Electrocardiogram (ECG), recognizing and responding to any Electrocardiogram (ECG) changes, Recognizing the parameters that indicate termination of cardiac stress study, and Electrocardiogram (ECG) patterns that are appropriate for image gating.
Perform data collection, processing and analysis in accordance with established protocols.
Perform computer data manipulations as required by standard nuclear medicine procedures (e.g. activity curve generation, quantitation, SPECT slice production)