CCOG for RAD 110 Spring 2023
- Course Number:
- RAD 110
- Course Title:
- Radiographic Clinic I
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Addendum to Course Description
The student will learn the necessary skills that are required to function in the clinical area as a Radiologic Technologist, and will develop and exhibit proper professional work ethic. The course is designed as an Introductory Level I.
Radiography Clinic I (RAD 110) is required as part of the Radiologic Technology degree program. It is also a prerequisite for taking the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination for certification in Radiography. Transferability of credit depends entirely upon the institution to which the student wished to transfer.
Prior to enrolling in this course the student must be accepted in the Radiography Program and have completed the required prerequisite courses.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
Participate as a team member in routine radiographic exams in a clinical setting under direct supervision of a registered technologist.
Operate radiographic equipment, apply basic radiographic positioning techniques and radiation safety principles under direct supervision of a registered technologist.
Course Activities and Design
Level I - INTRODUCTORY: The student will be required to gather information and develop skills by observing and assisting the radiographer in radiologic examinations/procedures, patient care, radiation protection, equipment manipulation, and infection control. Direct supervision by a radiographer will be provided by the clinical affiliate at all times. Students’ radiographs must be reviewed by either a radiographer, physician or radiologist prior to releasing the patient or submitting the radiographs. Safety is extremely important, and is taught throughout this program. Pertinent safety points are noted in this course.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Complete a minimum number of diagnostic examinations (clinical competencies) that correlate with RAD 101.
- Complete (2) clinical rotations with satisfactory evaluation scores.
- Complete the exercises in the clinical syllabus and the room objectives successfully.
- Adhere to the program attendance policy.
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
- Policies/Procedures for Hospital/Department Emergencies
- Patient Assessment and History
- Infection Control
- Vital Signs
- Basic Radiation Protection
- Patient Confidentiality
- Informed Consent
- ASRT Code of Ethics
- Patient Bill of Rights
- Patient and Health Care Personnel Communication
- Radiology Department Services/Personnel
- Body Mechanics and Patient Transfer
- Basic Radiographic Equipment and Supplies
- Image Processing
COMPETENCIES OR PROCESS SKILLS
- Demonstrate safe patient transfer and carrier manipulation.
- Communicate and interact appropriately with patients and other health care personnel.
- Provide basic patient care.
- Practice Universal/Standard Precautions in the hospital.
- Prepare radiographic rooms for exams and correctly operate radiographic and processing equipment.
- Practice behaviors that are consistent with the professions ethical standards and legal requirements.
- Practice basic radiation protection in the hospital.