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Prepare patient for exam by explaining procedure, transferring patient to ultrasound table, scrubbing skin and applying gel, and positioning patient properly.
||Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
- Position patients on cradle, attaching immobilization devices if needed, to ensure appropriate placement for imaging.
- Explain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures to patients, patient representatives, or family members.
- Attach physiological monitoring leads to patient's finger, chest, waist, or other body parts.
- Place and secure small, portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners on body part to be imaged, such as arm, leg, or head.
||Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
- Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.
- Prepare and position patients for testing.
- Attach electrodes to the patients' chests, arms, and legs, connect electrodes to leads from the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine, and operate the EKG machine to obtain a reading.
- Explain testing procedures to patients, answering questions or reassuring patients, as needed.
- Attach electrodes to patients, using adhesives.
- Measure patients' body parts and mark locations where electrodes are to be placed.
- Coordinate or participate in the positioning of patients, using body stabilizing equipment or protective padding to provide appropriate exposure for the procedure or to protect against nerve damage or circulation impairment.
- Remove patient hair or disinfect incision sites to prepare patient for surgery.
||Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
- Restrain animals during exams or procedures.
- Prepare animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas.
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