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Advanced Practice and Leadership in Radiology Nursing

  • Kathleen A. Gross

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Radiology Roles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Randi L. Collinson
      Pages 3-14
    3. Valerie Aarne Grossman, Alexandra Penzias
      Pages 25-37
  3. Clinical Patient Care Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Michael Bowen, Tina Sankhla
      Pages 41-51
    3. Kent B. Lewandrowski
      Pages 53-57
    4. Patricia Tuck, Dina A. Krenzischek
      Pages 59-75
    5. Michael J. Long, Lois Elaine Stewart
      Pages 77-89
    6. Lois Elaine Stewart, Michael J. Long
      Pages 91-103
    7. Paula Dixon
      Pages 105-115
  4. Safety in Radiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Alexandra Penzias, Gloria M. Salazar
      Pages 119-128
    3. Caroline McDaniel, Sandra L. Schwaner, Costi D. Sifri
      Pages 129-139
    4. John E. Moenning Jr., Dina A. Krenzischek, James D. McGlothlin
      Pages 149-159
    5. Vangie Dennis
      Pages 161-172
    6. Margaret M. Doherty-Simor
      Pages 173-182
    7. Maureen N. Hood
      Pages 183-198

About this book


Endorsed by the Association of Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN), this first of a kind comprehensive radiology nursing textbook fills a gap by addressing important subjects for patient care and professional issues, as well as, future possibilities affecting nursing practice. It serves as a resource to related nursing specialties, e.g. critical care, emergency or peri-anesthesia, and to radiologic technologists and physician assistants.  The book could be used as one resource for studying for radiologic nursing certification.
The textbook is subdivided into five sections that address advanced practice and leadership roles, clinical patient care topics, safety topics, including legal considerations, e.g. infection prevention and equipment. It includes a section with topics impacting the patient experience and a section on professional topics, e.g. cybersecurity, social media, research/outcomes, interprofessional collaboration, workplace violence and current trends in imaging. 

The authors include advanced practice providers, radiology nurse managers, educators, physicians, a physicist, a dentist, attorneys, a child life specialist, administrators and a social worker.

Radiology diagnostic examinations and therapeutic procedures have become a more prominent part of patient care due to advances in technology and the ability of radiology to provide services that were traditionally done in surgery or not done because of limited knowledge. Many procedures are facilitated by the radiology nurse from initial consult to transfer to a hospital unit or discharge and follow-up. Nurses assess, monitor, administer sedation/other medications and respond to emergencies. They serve as educators, researchers, and resource personnel to the radiology department and in many instances, to the entire facility. Radiology nurses are real leaders. In order to keep up-to-date on new developments, nurses need new literature to support their clinical expertise and leadership. This book is an unparalleled resource, written by experts in their areas of interest.


Radiology nursing practice Patient care in radiology Safety in the imaging areas Patient experience in radiology Professional issues in radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathleen A. Gross
    • 1
  1. 1.Owings MillsUSA

About the editors

Kathleen A. Gross, MSN, BS, RN-BC, CRN, is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Radiology Nursing (JRN), which publishes works relevant to all imaging modalities across the life span. Kathleen's experience includes working as a clinical radiology nurse in interventional radiology for 21 years. She taught nursing students and radiology technology students. She also served as an adjunct faculty for a university nursing program.

She served in a national capacity as secretary, president-elect, president and past president of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN).

Kathleen has served on the American College of Radiology's (ACR)’s Safety Committee. Since 2017, she has served on the ACR Commission on Patient and Family-Centered Care Education Committee. Kathleen has held committee appointments with Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), serving since 2006 as a committee member within the Health & Safety Committee as well as SIR’s Standards Committee.  Her knowledge and skills contributed to her work as a founding member of the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Coalition; she served on the PAD coordinating committee and nominating committee. She is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and has been a member in the International Academy of Nursing Editors. 
Professional contributions as a nurse leader are evidenced by her numerous publications.  She has authored and co-authored published articles specific to radiology and/or radiology nursing in peer-reviewed journals and written columns, editorials and book chapters.

Kathleen was instrumental in the development of the first radiologic nursing certification examination and served on the Radiologic Nursing Certification Board. Kathleen is the recipient of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Dean's Award for Outstanding Nurse Leader 2018, the 2018 Maryland Nurses Association Outstanding Pathfinder Award (for excellence and creative leadership in nursing) and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Award, 2018. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advanced Practice and Leadership in Radiology Nursing
  • Editors Kathleen A. Gross
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-32678-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-32679-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 341
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nursing
    Imaging / Radiology
    Vascular Surgery
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“Excellent resource for the advanced practice registered nurse in the radiology as well as other clinical settings.  Includes discussion specific to advanced practice roles of the nurse practitioner (NP), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), and nurse manager as well as the role of the physician’s assistant in caring for patients across the lifespan in the radiology clinical setting.  Includes in depth discussion and overview of advanced practice roles, evidence based clinical practice, patient safety, the patient perspective, nursing research, and nursing education.  Includes timely discussion of contemporary topics such as cybersecurity, social media, the use of lasers, regulatory standards, telehealth, legal and ethical issues, the use of sedation, as well as the intricacies of care elements related to interventional radiology.  Should be an integral addition to the libraries of all advanced practice disciplines within the radiology setting.” (Lucie J. Agosta, Associate Professor, Coordinator, FNP Track, Southeastern Louisiana University)