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Course Number:
VIR 272
Course Title:
VIR Clinic II
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Course Description

Provides intermediate 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, imaging procedures, safety, medicolegal and ethical protocols, record keeping and patient care. Prerequisites: VIR 105 and VIR 121 and VIR 271 or department permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Perform intermediate and interventional 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

Perform all skills with increasing independence and use critical thinking skills to handle increasingly complex situations within the Cath Lab department. The student is required to continue to perform competencies and repetitions as required to qualify for the ARRT VI or CI Imaging Examination.

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. Vascular anatomy correlation to solid organ anatomy and pathology
B. Anesthesia for Cath Lab patients
C. Cath Lab exam protocol selections
D. Advanced Image Formation Principles
E. Hardware correlation to VIR imaging protocols
F. VIR Exam Competencies and Repetitions
G. Evaluate image quality and completeness of exam
A. Demonstrate understanding of cross-sectional  and vascular anatomy.
B. Demonstrate knowledge of equipment required for anesthesia cases.
C. Demonstrates understanding of safety issues involving anesthesia
for conscious sedation VIR imaging.
D. Demonstrates understanding of protocol parameter choices for varied anatomy.
E. Demonstrate knowledge of advanced image formation principles.
F. Complete VIR exam competencies and repetitions
G. Demonstrate knowledge of QA components