Upon completion of this course, students will be able to at the intermediate/advanced level:
1. Apply theoretical knowledge base, including physiological, pathophysiological, psychological, and social concepts, in providing care.
2. Analyze patient care situations and apply appropriate care processes when assessing/gathering data related to patients' physical and mental conditions.
3. Analyze patient care situations and apply appropriate care processes when collaborating with the radiologic technologist and physicians for imaging purposes.
4. Communicate effectively in interactions with the health care team and with patients and their families.
5. Practice within the Radiologic Technologist Scope of Practice of professional/ethical standards.
6. Perform basic tasks expected of a radiologic technologist as a collaborating member of a multidisciplinary health care team.
7. Demonstrate critical thinking behaviors in planning and implementing patient care and imaging protocols.
1. Orientation to the clinical setting:
A. Physical environment
B. Fire, safety, disaster protocols, emergency codes, equipment.
C. Policies and procedures
2. Computer systems and programs:
A. Digital imaging
B. Health information system
3. Documentation regarding imaging procedures.
4. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
5. Assignment procedures.
A. Room schedule
B. Rotation details
6. Preparation for patient care.
7. Error prevention:
A. Image analysis
B. Critical thinking
C. Evaluation of image quality
8. Code of ethics.
9. Patient rights.
10. Standard and special infection control procedures.
11. Physical assessments to individual patients.
A. Current medical problems
B. Potential complications
12. Recognizing and supporting patients' coping strategies.
13. Management of imaging procedures:
A. Routines and protocols for procedures
B. Patient supervisions
C. Critical thinking and adaptation to patients' needs.
14. Radiation Protection:
D. As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)
15. Clinical competencies:
A. Eleven mandatory from prescribed list
B. Two elective from a prescribed list
16. Basic tasks of a radiologic technologist:
A. Skill performance
B. Equipment use
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 30%
|Final clinical evaluation||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
50 - 60%
|Class performances, performance exams, clinical competencies and evaluation||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
0 - 0%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
20 - 30%
|Attendance and participation, completion of hours requirement||
SRJC Clinical Competency Handbook, 2013-14