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Course Number:
VIR 271
Course Title:
VIR Clinic I
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Course Description

Provides clinical education experience in an affiliated hospital Catheterization Lab department under the supervision of a Registered Technologist and Radiologist. Includes application of equipment manipulation and operation, VIR imaging procedures, VIR safety, medicolegal and ethical protocols, record keeping and patient care. Prerequisites: VIR 101 and VIR 102 and VIR 103 and VIR 104 or department permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Perform routine Catheterization Lab exams and patient care using fundamental skills and safety precautions.
  2. Participate as a team member in the workflow of a Catheterization Lab department.

Course Activities and Design

The student will be required to gather information and develop skills by observing and assisting the Cath Lab Technologist in examinations/procedures, patient care, safety, equipment manipulation, and infection control.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

A. Complete VIR examinations (clinical competencies).
B. Complete the exercises in the clinical syllabus.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

A. Policies/Procedures for Hospital/Department Emergencies
B. Proper Cath Lab Patient Assessment
C. Infection Control, Vital Signs and Monitoring in the Cath Lab Environment
D. Basic Cath Lab Safety Practices
E. Patient Confidentiality, Informed Consent
F. ASRT Code of Ethics, Patient Bill of Rights
G. Body Mechanics and Patient Transfer
H. Basic Cath Lab Equipment and Supplies
I. Image Formation and Reconstruction
J. Software and Hardware Components
K. Contrast Agents and Applications
L. Image Processing and Storage
M. Perform Basic Cath Lab Examinations
N. Evaluate images for image quality and completeness of exam
A. Demonstrate safe patient transfer and carrier manipulation.
B. Communicate and interact appropriately with patients and other health care personnel.
C. Provide basic patient care
D. Practice Universal/Standard Precautions in the hospital.
E. Prepare Cath Lab rooms for exams and correctly operates Cath Lab equipment and image processors.
F. Practice behaviors that are consistent with the professions ethical standards and legal requirements.
G. Practice Cath Lab safety.
H. Obtain basic competencies and repetitions as required by ARRT.