DMI 131 is the first of three sequential courses covering patient care and procedures topics. Students will be introduced to radiographic terminology and positioning techniques of the chest, abdomen, upper extremity and lower extremity. The course covers application of image production factors and radiation protection standards. Students learn patient care skills in monitoring vital signs, care of medical equipment, body mechanics, patient transfer, infection control and precautionary techniques with respect to the radiology patient. The course also includes Clinical Objective Evaluation (COE) of respective patient care activities and radiographic procedures.