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1
Q
The only recognized professional society open to all radiologic technologists in the United States today is the:
A. AVIR
B. AHRA
C. ASRT
D. AARP
A

C. ASRT

2
Q

Fee-for-service–type health insurance is often appealing to patients because:
A. the insurance company will reimburse the patient for covered costs
B. the patient does not have to pay the cost above what is covered by insurance
C. patients can seek care from their choice of physicians and hospitals
D. all of the above

A

C. Patients can seek care from their choice of physicians and hospitals

3
Q

The nationwide increase in patient visits to the emergency department is principally due to:
A. convenient hours
B. a lack of doctors who make house calls
C. lower costs per visit than doctors’ offices
D. the inability of patients to obtain low-cost health insurance

A

D. The inability of patients to obtain low-cost health insurance

4
Q
Medicare Advantage Plans help to cover health care costs for which type of patients?
A. low-income families
B. seniors older than 65 years
C. homeless persons
D. immigrants to the United States
A

B. Seniors older than 65 years

5
Q
The day-to-day scheduling of staff in the radiography department is the responsibility of the:
A. radiologist
B. lead radiographer or manager
C. department secretary
D. admitting clerk
A

B. The lead radiographer or manager

6
Q
A pulmonologist who practices exclusively in a hospital intensive care unit may be referred to as:
A. a lung specialist
B. an internist
C. an intensivist
D. a thoracic surgeon
A

C. An intensivist

7
Q

The designated eligibility groups for Medicaid are recognized by the __________, although the _____________regulates who falls within these eligibility groups.
A. federal government; state government
B. state government; federal government
C. state and federal governments; state government
D. state and federal governments; federal government

A

A. Federal government; state government

8
Q

The Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy may be used:
A. to develop job descriptions and performance appraisals
B. by a lawyer to determine negligence or malpractice
C. both A and B
D. neither A nor B

A

C. Both A and B

9
Q
The ASRT has approximately how many members?
A. 120,000 to 130,000
B. 130,000 to 140,000
C. 140,000 to 150,000
D. 150,000 to 160,000
A

There are 152 thousand

Book key says the answer is B.

10
Q
Which criterion does The Joint Commission (the accrediting agency for hospitals) not use to certify that a hospital meets certain minimum standards?
A. Education
B. Equipment
C. Safety
D. Funding
A

A. Education

11
Q

Four basic categories of hospital functions

A

General
- admitting, ER, nursing
Diagnostic
- departments related to identifying and diagnosing patient problems
Therapeutic
- departments devoted to the treatment of the patients problem
Support services
- support patients indirectly by providing services to the general public

12
Q

Hierarchy of medical imaging department

A
• chief radiologist
   - says what goes. Sets up protocols
• chief technologist or department admin
   - works with chief hand in hand
• department supervisors
   - heads up a specific department
• radiographer
• students
• administrative and other support personnel
13
Q

Functions of ASRT

A
  • annual meetings
  • a forum for presentation of papers, projects, etc
  • continuing education credits
  • journal published every month
  • provides radiographers with opportunity to participate in making changes that will affect profession
  • provides opportunities to develop leadership skills through chairing committees, holding office, etc
14
Q

What is negligence?

A

Neglect or omission of reasonable care or caution

Also known as medical malpractice or professional negligence

15
Q

What four things are necessary to legally prove malpractice occurrence

A
  • person/institution had duty to provide reasonable care
  • patient sustained some loss or injury
  • person/party being sued is responsible for loss
  • loss is due to improper practice/negligence
16
Q

What are the seven C’s?

A
  1. Competence
  2. Compliance
  3. Charting
  4. Communication
  5. Confidentiality
  6. Courtesy
  7. Caution
17
Q

Developing professional attitudes

A
  • teamwork
  • work ethic
  • health role model
  • sympathy
  • empathy
  • assertiveness
18
Q

Mallows hierarchy of needs

A
  • physiologic needs
  • safety and security
  • love and belonging
  • self-esteem and the esteem of others
  • self-actualization
19
Q

Five stages of grief

A
  • denial
  • anger
  • bargaining
  • depression
  • acceptance
20
Q

Six components of communication

A
  1. Message
  2. Source
  3. Channel
  4. Receiver
  5. Context
  6. Feedback