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RAD 177LC - Clinical Education III

4.5 Credits, 18 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 18 lab periods

Continuation of RAD 176LC . Includes routine and special radiographic procedures, mobile radiography, emergency department procedures, and observation and assisting in fluroscopic procedures.

Prerequisite(s): RAD 174LB , RAD 174 , RAD 175LB , RAD 175 , and RAD 176LC  
Information: Clinical Education Centers may require additional fees and a tuberculosis skin test. Student must be admitted to the RAD program before enrolling in this course. Competency-based assignments, concepts of patient-centered clinical practice and professional development shall be discussed, examined, performed and evaluated under the supervision of a certified Radiologic Technologist. The clinical practicum incorporates critical analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of radiographic procedures.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Adapt procedures and demonstrate patient centered clinically effective service for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity, or culture.
  2. Demonstrate professional competence in the selection of technical factors to produce quality diagnostic images with lowest radiation exposure possible.
  3. Critique images for appropriate clinical information, image quality, patient identification, pertinent pathology, and measures to improve unacceptable images.
  4. Complete a minimum of ten (10) competencies and five (5) random re-checks on completed competency.
  5. Complete the required medical hours.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Integrate the radiographer’s scope of practice and practice standards into clinical practice setting.
  2. Prepare the technologies and methodologies for the performance of radiologic procedures.
  3. Support patient centered clinically effective service for all patients regardless of age, gender, and disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture.
  4. Execute the imaging procedures under the appropriate level of supervision.
  5. Act consistently to maintain patient confidentiality standards.
  6. Demonstrate the proper and safe use of stationary, mobile, fluoroscopic, and medical imaging equipment. 
  7. Ensure that performance reflects professional competence in the selection of technical factors to produce quality diagnostic images with lowest radiation exposure possible.
  8. Report equipment malfunctions and assists in corrective actions when appropriate.
  9. Critique images for appropriate clinical information, image quality and patient documentation, and demonstrate competence in determining measures to improve inadequate images. 
  10. Demonstrate the proper and safe utilization of general radiographic equipment.
  11. Demonstrate skills in assessment and evaluation of psychological and physical changes in the patient’s condition and carry out appropriate actions.
  12. Perform duties, which include radiography room cleanliness, and stocking supplies.
  13. Adapt procedures to meet age-specific, disease-specific and cultural needs of patients.  
  14. Respond appropriately to patient emergencies, and document care in the patient record. 
  15. Apply standard and transmission-based precautions, and apply the appropriate medical asepsis and sterile technique. 
  16. Demonstrate human relations’ skills when interacting with patients, peers, and supervisors in the clinical setting.
  17. Choose patient and family education strategies appropriate to the comprehension level of the patient/ family.
  18. Consult with the supervisor or qualified staff technologist or quality control technologist regarding the diagnostic quality of the completed examination.

Outline:
  1. Routine and Special Radiographic Procedures
    1. Upper extremity
    2. Lower extremity
    3. Shoulder
    4. Pelvis
    5. Bony thorax
    6. C-T-L spine, sacrum and coccyx
  2. Mobile Radiography
    1. Special considerations
    2. Routine projections
    3. C-arm
    4. Technical factors
  3. Fluoroscopy and Surgery Observation and Assisting
    1. Function of fluroscopic rooms
    2. GI and GU protocols, routine and special considerations (direct supervision)
    3. Radiologist protocols and radiation safety
  4. Emergency Department Procedures
    1. Trauma vs. routine
    2. Limited studies vs. routine protocol
    3. Patient assessment and special considerations


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/2019



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