A third course in a sequence of structured, competency based, clinical courses offering experiences in chart recognition, patient assessment, patient communication, equipment manipulation, and chest, abdomen, lower extremity, upper extremity, shoulder, and pelvis radiographic positioning.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- In concert with American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Curriculum and American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) competencies: Continued development of radiographic and mobile equipment skills
- Continued performance of mastered clinical competencies
- Introductory trauma radiography
- Shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle positioning
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Assess and apply radiation protection principles, practices, and procedures.
- Properly prepare the x-ray room and patient for a radiographic exam.
- Collect and record the proper medical history as mandated by the clinical site.
- Assure the patient’s safety during the exam.
- Demonstrate the use of proper body mechanics when transferring patients.
- Demonstrate the use of universal precautions in the clinical setting.
- Demonstrate accurate alignment of the x-ray tube and the image receptor to capture the radiographic image.
- Differentiate anatomy in the radiographs submitted for demonstration of competency.
- Recite all pertinent rules regarding professionalism as mandated by the clinical site.
- Adapt patient confidentiality standards.
- Demonstrate the maintenance of competency in previously mastered examinations.
- Complete Competency Tests in at least ten (10) examinations which may include the following: chest, abdomen, upper extremities, lower extremities, shoulder girdle, portable hip, and trauma hip.
- Complete the following Procedure Tests under the supervision of a Clinical Instructor: femur and hip; anteroposterior (AP) portable, and trauma axiolateral cross table.
- During two weeks of afternoon clinical rotations: modify radiographic examinations for trauma patients and conduct trauma radiographic examinations under direct supervision.
Assessment and Requirements
Assessment is based on student performance during Competency and Procedure Examinations, weekly clinical staff evaluations, and student attendance.
Must obtain a grade of “C” or better to remain in the Radiography program.
Textbook(s) to be determined through program faculty approval.