Flashcards in Online 2 Deck (60)
What is torts?
type of laws that govern the rights between individuals in non-criminal actions (personal injury law)
what is assault?
threat of touching in an injurious way
what is battery?
touching a person without permission, implies that the touch is a willful act or provoke
What is false imprisonment?
occurs when a patient wishes to leave and is not allowed
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
What is libel?
What is slander?
What is defamation?
disclosure of confidential information in a way that may be detrimental
four elements that much be present to prove malpractice
duty, breach, injury sustained, cause
What is negligence?
the neglect or omission of reasonable care or caution
What is gross?
type of negligence where the act involves reckless disregard for life or limb
What is contributory?
type of negligence in which the behaviour of the injure party contributed to the injurious outcome
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
What is living will?
another name for an advanced care directive
What is respondent superior?
let the master answer - the employer is responsible for the legal consequences of the acts/services of employees
res ipsa loquitur
the thing speaks for itself - requres the defendant to explain the events and convince the court that no negligence was involved
when carrying a heavy object, you want to carry it close/far away from your body
t/f bend with the knees and not the back
t/f whenever possible, push or roll heavy objects
when possible the radiographer should stand with his or her feet approximately this many inches apart when lifting 12
center of gravity in the human body is the center of the __
before helping a patient into or out of a wheelchair it must first be positioned ___ to the bed
the patients stronger/weaker side should approach the x-ray table first
position in which the head is higher than the feet
position a patient should be placed in following
clothing should be removed from this side first
clothing should be placed on this side first
average adult oral body temperature