•1. Avoid undue delayand do not leave thepatient unattended inthe waiting area, takeinto consideration hisanxiety andfear, unconscious orirritable patient mayfall from the stretcherif left unattended.•2. Carefulidentification of thepatient`s name toknow exactly whatprocedure will bedone.•3. Talk to the patient in a friendlyway , call him by his name andintroduce yourself, explain in asimple language what is going tohappen, what he will feel, what isexpected from him to undergosuccessful procedures and howlong the examination will take.This will lead to his cooperation.•4. Ask if the instructions given forthe preparation were correctlycarried out or not.•5. Enquire about anypremedication givenbefore starting theexamination.•6. Careful transfer ofthe patient fromwheel chair orstretcher to x-raytable.•7. Beware of urinarycatheters, collectionbags or drainagetubes.
Radiographer should write in patient requestform any observation concerning patientpreparation, premedication, presence ofcatheters or collection bags.
1. Check that thepatient is feelingwell and everythingwent right and thatthe vital signs areback to normal.2. Check filmquality is satisfyingand refer toradiologist forconfirmation3. Avoid unduedelay in sendingpatient back to hisroom ifhospitalized.2
1• Adverse reactions to contrast media must bepromptly treated and carefully reported onpatient`s chart, including details of treatment.2• Report any patient discomfort, pain, bleeding…especially after invasive procedures to theradiologist in charge.