Jan 21, 2022
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
- Adapt procedures and demonstrate patient centered clinically effective service for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity, or culture.
- Demonstrate professional competence in the selection of technical factors to produce quality diagnostic images with lowest radiation exposure possible.
- Critique images for appropriate clinical information, image quality, patient identification, pertinent pathology, and measures to improve unacceptable images.
- Complete a minimum of ten (10) competencies and five (5) random re-checks on completed competency.
- Complete the required medical hours.
- Integrate the radiographer’s scope of practice and practice standards into clinical practice setting.
- Prepare the technologies and methodologies for the performance of radiologic procedures.
- Support patient centered clinically effective service for all patients regardless of age, gender, and disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture.
- Execute the imaging procedures under the appropriate level of supervision.
- Act consistently to maintain patient confidentiality standards.
- Demonstrate the proper and safe use of stationary, mobile, fluoroscopic, and medical imaging equipment.
- Ensure that performance reflects professional competence in the selection of technical factors to produce quality diagnostic images with lowest radiation exposure possible.
- Report equipment malfunctions and assists in corrective actions when appropriate.
- Critique images for appropriate clinical information, image quality and patient documentation, and demonstrate competence in determining measures to improve inadequate images.
- Demonstrate the proper and safe utilization of general radiographic equipment.
- Demonstrate skills in assessment and evaluation of psychological and physical changes in the patient’s condition and carry out appropriate actions.
- Perform duties, which include radiography room cleanliness, and stocking supplies.
- Adapt procedures to meet age-specific, disease-specific and cultural needs of patients.
- Respond appropriately to patient emergencies, and document care in the patient record.
- Apply standard and transmission-based precautions, and apply the appropriate medical asepsis and sterile technique.
- Demonstrate human relations’ skills when interacting with patients, peers, and supervisors in the clinical setting.
- Choose patient and family education strategies appropriate to the comprehension level of the patient/ family.
- Consult with the supervisor or qualified staff technologist or quality control technologist regarding the diagnostic quality of the completed examination.
- Routine and Special Radiographic Procedures
- Upper extremity
- Lower extremity
- Bony thorax
- C-T-L spine, sacrum and coccyx
- Mobile Radiography
- Special considerations
- Routine projections
- Technical factors
- Fluoroscopy and Surgery Observation and Assisting
- Function of fluroscopic rooms
- GI and GU protocols, routine and special considerations (direct supervision)
- Radiologist protocols and radiation safety
- Emergency Department Procedures
- Trauma vs. routine
- Limited studies vs. routine protocol
- Patient assessment and special considerations
Full Academic Year 2018/2019
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