When I was a student radiographer at Canterbury Christ Church University here in England, I struggled with radiographic positioning. Most times in clinical placements radiographers were very busy with heavy work loads and had little time to spend explaining how to position a patient for an X-ray. Most times they were very quick and before I could figure out what they were doing the X-ray had already been done.
Hence, I'm teaching this course from the student perspective, by-passing all the jargons to make sure I teach you exactly what you need to know to thrive as an excellent and confident radiographer. Radiographic Positioning Made Easy is not filled with high technical, text-book terminologies, but simple and direct skills of what I have learnt from my British National Health Service (NHS) experience as a qualified practicing radiographer, with over 35,000 patients seen in the last six years.
I am sure that there are many student radiographers out there who are going through exactly what I went through some years back as an undergraduate student. If you are that kind of person then you are in the right place. At the end of this course you will be very confident and bold about your positioning.
I applied a systematic approach to this course and logically divided the course into different body areas:
Each section has different lectures covering specific body parts. Upper Extremity is made up of the following lectures viz:
Lecture 1- Introduction
Lecture 2 - Welcome message
Lecture 3 - How to position patients for a Hand X-ray
Lecture 4 - How to position patients for a Thumb X-ray
Lecture 5 - How to position patients for a Finger X-ray
Lecture 6 - How to position patients for a Wrist X-ray
Lecture 7 - How to position patients for a Scaphoid X-ray
Lecture 8 - How to position patients for Forearm X-ray
Lecture 9 - How to position patients for a Elbow X-ray
Lecture 10 - How to position patients for a Humerus X-ray.
Lecture 11 - How to position patients for a Shoulder X-ray
Lecture 12 - How to position patients for a Clavicle X-ray
Lecture 13 - Conclusion.
In this way it's easy for you to go directly and get the specific information you need at any given time without wasting your precious time looking through endless search engine results.
Furthermore, it's important to note that Radiography is the backbone of modern healthcare and positioning of the patient is the heart of any radiographic examination. It is the core of what we do as radiographers. If you get positioning wrong, you might end up with a sub-optimal image or even a non-diagnostic image which is not really what you want. Radiographic positioning is vital important whether you are using Computed Radiography (CR) or Digital Radiography (DR) systems.
At the end of each lecture there is a short assignment to make sure you are abreast with the key skills. I am sure that at the end of this course you will be bold and confident to carry out different radiographic examination.
Finally, I am always happy to assist you in any area that you need more help. Please feel free to leave a comment here or connect with me on social media through my Udemy personal profile.