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What is torts?

type of laws that govern the rights between individuals in non-criminal actions (personal injury law)

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what is assault?

threat of touching in an injurious way

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what is battery?

touching a person without permission, implies that the touch is a willful act or provoke

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What is false imprisonment?

occurs when a patient wishes to leave and is not allowed

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What is invasion of privacy?

may result when confidentiality of information has not been maintained or when patient's body has been improperly and unneccesarily exposed or touched

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What is libel?

written defamation

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What is slander?

spoken defamation

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What is defamation?

disclosure of confidential information in a way that may be detrimental

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four elements that much be present to prove malpractice

duty, breach, injury sustained, cause

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What is negligence?

the neglect or omission of reasonable care or caution

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What is gross?

type of negligence where the act involves reckless disregard for life or limb

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What is contributory?

type of negligence in which the behaviour of the injure party contributed to the injurious outcome

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What is advanced directives?

a document in which a person either states choices for medical treatment or designates who should make treatment choices if the person should lose decision making capacity

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What is living will?

another name for an advanced care directive

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What is respondent superior?

let the master answer - the employer is responsible for the legal consequences of the acts/services of employees

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res ipsa loquitur

the thing speaks for itself - requres the defendant to explain the events and convince the court that no negligence was involved

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when carrying a heavy object, you want to carry it close/far away from your body

close

18

t/f bend with the knees and not the back

true

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t/f whenever possible, push or roll heavy objects

true

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when possible the radiographer should stand with his or her feet approximately this many inches apart when lifting 12

12

21

center of gravity in the human body is the center of the __

pelvis

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before helping a patient into or out of a wheelchair it must first be positioned ___ to the bed

parallel

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the patients stronger/weaker side should approach the x-ray table first

stronger

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position in which the head is higher than the feet

fowler

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position a patient should be placed in following

fowler

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clothing should be removed from this side first

uninjured side

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clothing should be placed on this side first

injured

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injured

18-24"

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average adult oral body temperature

98.6

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infant body temps are usually higher/lower than adults

higher