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  • Critical thinking

    Creative action based on professional knowledge and experience involving sound judgment applied with ethical standards and integrity


    Careful examination of the components of a complex situation or problem

    Case studies

    Real life patient situations that are studied and assessed for learning purposes


    Type of evaluation that provides feedback on the quality of a work or creation in the form of an opinion or review


    Judgment or determination of the quality of a work or creation

    Laboratory Experiments

    Exercises or activities used to reinforce cognitive concepts through the performance of planed steps, usually involving the analysis of data and answering of questions


    Collection and self assessment of representative student work and accomplishments

    Practice Standards

    Defining statements of the professional role and performance criteria

    Problem Solving

    Answering questions in a methodic manner to resolve a challenging situation


    Use of recording in a journal and personal review of current and past practices to improve future decision making process

    Role Playing

    Acting our a situation in a realistic manner in the classroom or laboratory


    Combining multiple areas of knowledge to create a new work or understanding


    Collaboration with others on the healthcare team to provide quality patient care


    Part of the trunk between thorax and pelvis


    Pertaining to the abdomen


    Study of the structures of the human body


    Pertaining to anatomy


    The front surface of the body situated in front


    Pertaining to or near to the tailbone


    Pertaining to or near to the head


    Pertaining to the vertical plane dividing the body into anterior and posterior the portions


    Situated away from the center of the body


    Pertaining to the back or situated behind


    Situated at the side of a structure


    Nearer to the middle of the body


    Pertaining to the back surface of the body situated behind


    Lying face down flat on your belly


    Situated nearest to the center of the body


    Vertical plane through the body dividing it into right and left portions


    Lying face up flat on your spine


    Horizontal plane dividing the body into upper and lower portions


    Pertaining to the belly or situated near the surface of the belly


    Pertaining to the abdomen and pelvis


    A hollow space or body compartment


    Pertaining to the cranium


    The skull


    Muscular sheet separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities


    Pertaining to the diaphragm


    One quarter of a circle one of four regions of the surface of the abdomen


    The vertebral column or a short bony projections


    Pertaining to the spine


    Pertaining to the chest


    The parts of the trunk between the abdomen and neck


    Pertaining to the umbilicus or the center of the abdomen


    Pit in the abdomen where the umbilical cord entered the fetus


    Pertaining to the heart and blood vessels


    Breakdown of food into elements suitable for cell metabolism


    Pertaining to the digestion


    A gland that produces an internal or hormonal substance


    Maintaining the stability of a system or the body's internal environment


    Organ system that covers the body the skin being the main organ with in the system


    Pertaining to the covering of the body


    Clear fluid collected from body tissue and transported by lymph vessels to the venous circulation


    Pertaining to lymph or the lymphatic system


    Pertaining to a nerve or the nervous system or easily excited or agitated

    Nervous system

    The whole integrated new apparatus


    Process of breathing fundamental process of life used to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide


    Pertaining to respiration


    The bony framework of the body


    Pertaining to the skeleton


    Pertaining to urine

    A radiologic science professional who wants to maintain critical thinking skills could do so by

    Continuing education, mentoring students, and teaching

    What are critical thinking and problem-solving

    Critical thinking is the art of reflecting on and evaluating your thought process for the purpose of improving it

    Steps in critical thinking and problem-solving

    Identify the problem, investigate the problem, formulate viable solution to the problem, and select the best solution

    Cognitive and Psychomotor

    Refers to thinking and doing


    Combining multiple areas of knowledge to create a new work or understanding

    ARRT Code of Ethics

    Publish codes of ethic. These codes address the expected conduct of radiologic science professionals to perform procedures while providing the highest quality of care and to act in the best interest of the patient in and ethical manner

    Joint review committee of education in radiologic technology

    The agency publishes the document that requires radiologic science programs to access the problem solving and critical thinking skills of their students

    Role of the clinical setting

    The role of clinical setting in critical thinking is where students transfer knowledge into action


    Also published practice standards that determine specific professional expectations and responsibilities

    Consider the steps and problem-solving and critical thinking

    One. Identify and or clarify the problem. Two. Undertake and objective examination of the problem. Three. Consider and develop all viable solutions to the problem

    Role of the clinical setting

    It is where students can transfer of knowledge into action

    The key to mastering critical thinking

    Extend learning beyond memorization of the concepts of the profession

    Where is the best place for students to begin developing the ability to apply previous knowledge the new situation?

    One. Classroom two. Laboratory

    Some important components of effective critical thinking

    Analyzing values and feelings. managing uncomfortable ethical situation.

    To apply problem-solving skills and critical thinking to manage personal problems and issues for what reasons

    To make sure they do not affect the educational process and to make sure they do not affect patient care

    Radiologic science professional who wants to maintain critical thinking skills should do so by

    Continuing education, mentoring students, and teaching

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