Overview

By the end of this program, the viewer should be able to: 

  • Discuss the historical aspects of patient safety initiatives.
  • Identify several organizations that drive patient safety initiatives. 
  • Describe Piaget’s stages of cognitive development. 
  • Indicate how knowledge of cognitive development can assist the radiographer/radiologist in obtaining  medical imaging examinations quickly and safely. 
  • Identify several measures for each stage of childhood development that opens communication between  the patient, parent, and caregiver. 
  • Describe a procedure to access the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs). 
  • Identify several key aspects of the NPSGs as they relate to pediatric patient safety.

Target Audience

The target audience is radiologic technologists. Other technologists and medical personnel may also benefit from viewing this program.