Nursing Assignment | Professional Fundamentals

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Running head: PROFESSIONAL FUNDAMENTALSProfessional FundamentalsName of the student:Name of the university:Author note:
1PROFESSIONAL FUNDAMENTALSTable of Contents1. RT - What factors influence patient positioning in radiation therapy?.......................................22. NM - Name the 3 most commonly performed phases of a bone scan. Describe what each phasedemonstrates....................................................................................................................................43.MI -What are some possible clinical indications for performing a chest x-ray? What are thebasic chest x-ray projections, and what is each intended to demonstrate?......................................6
2PROFESSIONAL FUNDAMENTALS1. RT - What factors influence patient positioning in radiation therapy?Laboratory test depends on various factors that may have both the positive and thenegative impact on the test's outcome. This is indeed very important for the expert that he or sheknows the essentials of conducting a test. Additionally, pre-test requirement should also beknown both to the laboratory expert and the patient as any failure in meeting the requisite pointswill lead to error in results. Apart from the pre-requisite elements, the laboratory expert shouldalso have an idea on how to use the device dedicated for a particular test. This also includespositioning of patients, which is very important as tests are focused on certain parts and alsocertain position will require to be highlighted in front of the testing equipment.Radiotherapy is not a kind of test but it is actually a therapy treatment, which is used totreat patients suffering from cancer. It is also used in conjunction with the chemotherapy, whichis used to treat the cancer disease. The main goal of radiation therapy is to kill the cancer cellsand to cause tumors to shrink.As stated earlier, radiation therapy is used for a very sensitive issue “Cancer”, which isincreasingly becoming a problem to masses. Numbers of people getting infected with the cancercells is rapidly increasing. Such a challenge needs to be taken care with effective measures,which is only possible if both the patients and the therapy experts are well versed in theirrespective zones.It has been identified that a rigid control of patients and a correct positioning of theirtarget zones are important to get effective outcomes from the radiation therapy. An inappropriatepositioning of the target zone will result in an increase in doses by an approximate of 3% to 5%.On the other side, positioning the target zone appropriately will effectively reduce the dosage.
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