Course Content and Outcome Guide for CTT 271 Effective Winter 2016

Course Number:
CTT 271
Course Title:
CT Clinical Education I
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Course Description

Provides clinical education experience in an affiliated hospital or clinical CT department under the direct supervision of a registered technologist and radiologist. Includes the application of equipment use, manipulation and operation, CT imaging procedures, CT radiation safety and patient care. Requires attendance and clinical competencies, objectives, and performance assessments. Teaches skills that are required to function in the clinical area as a CT technologist, with a professional work ethic. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisites: CTT 101, CTT 103, CTT 111.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and appropriate skills in the operation of CT equipment.
  2. Follow CT radiation safety principles and practices in the clinical setting in order to provide competent patient care.
  3. Practice professional ethics in the CT clinical setting.
  4.  Perform CT imaging procedures following protocols that assure quality patient care.
  5. Use professional communication skills with staff and patients.

Course Activities and Design

The student will be required to develop skills by observing and assisting the CT technologist in CT examinations/procedures, patient care, radiation safety, equipment manipulation and infection control procedures.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Successful completion of clinical competencies (CT procedures)
2. Completion of exercises outlined in course syllabus
3. Completion of clinical attendance requirements
4. Clinical assessments verifying successful demonstration of clinical performance standards

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The student will demonstrate knowledge or understanding of the following themes, concepts, issues and skills:
· Policies/procedures for hospital/department emergencies
· Proper CT patient assessment and screening
· Infection control, vital signs and monitoring
· Radiation safety practices in the CT department
· Patient confidentiality and informed consent
· ASRT Code of Ethics, Patient Bill of Rights
· Body mechanics and patient transfer
· Basic CT equipment and supplies
· Image formation and reconstruction
· Software and hardware components
· Contrast agents and application
· Image processing and storage
· Basic CT examination
· Evaluate images for quality and completeness of examination
· Demonstrate safe patient transfer and carrier manipulation
· Communicate and interact appropriately with patients and other health care personnel
· Provide basic patient care
· Practice Universal Precautions
· Prepare CT rooms for examination and correctly operate CT equipment and processors
· Practice behaviors that are consistent with the profession€™s ethical standards and legal requirements
· Practice radiation safety and CT screening practices
· Obtain basic competencies and repetitions as required by the ARRT