PCC/ CCOG / CTT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for CTT 272

Course Number:
CTT 272
Course Title:
CT Clinical II
Credit Hours:
5
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
150
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Provides intermediate and advanced clinical education experience in an affiliated hospital CT imaging department under the supervision of a credentialed CT technologist and radiologist. Includes application of equipment manipulation and operation, CT imaging procedures, radiation safety, medicolegal and ethical protocols, record keeping and patient care. Requires attendance and completion of clinical competencies, objectives, and performance assessments. Teaches the necessary 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. Prerequisite: CTT 271 or RAD 270.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
· Perform intermediate and advanced CT procedures safely and proficiently on patients, regardless of varying patient conditions
· Apply critical thinking skills in complex and or emergency procedures in order to provide quality patient care
· Abide by professional ethical standards in order to provide the highest quality of care to the community
· Perform patient assessments during contrast enhanced procedures to assure patient safety and comfort

 

Course Activities and Design

Students will be expected to perform all skills with increasing independence and use critical thinking skills to handle increasingly complex situations within the CT department. The student is required to complete competencies and repetitions as required to qualify for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) CT certification examination.

 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

· Successful completion of required clinical competencies and repetitions
· Completion of all required exercises listed in course syllabus
· Student assessment by technologists verifies successful performance of procedures, safety awareness and adherence to radiation protection guidelines

 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The student will demonstrate understanding of the following themes, issues, concepts and develop the following skills:
THEMES, CONCEPTS, ISSUES
· Cross sectional anatomy correlation to anatomy and pathology
· Advanced image formation principles
· Intermediate and advanced clinical competencies
· Evaluation for image quality and completeness of procedure
· Power injector operation and injection principles
· Anesthesia use in CT procedures
COMPETENCIES OR PROCESS SKILLS
· Demonstrate knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy
· Demonstrate understanding of safety issues during procedures
· Applies appropriate protocol parameter for varied anatomy
· Competently performs procedures with minimal supervision or assistance
· Exhibits skills required to safely use power injectors
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