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Clinical Education 1

RAD 135

Clinical Education 1

RAD 135

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: RAD 110, RAD 120W, RAD 122, RAD 150, RAD 205W, RAD 210W, RAD 215, LWA 206B, LWA 206C each with a "C" (2.

0) minimum grade. Concurrent enrollment in RAD 140W, RAD 230, RAD 235, RAD 264. The first phase with structured clinical experience necessary to perform radiographic procedures. The students will become familiar with the radiology department and hospital policies and procedures. Provides students with the opportunities to apply, practice, and perfect the skills needed to function as a radiographer. Up to 25% of the student's scheduled time may be on off-shift rotations as scheduled by the clinical education center. A minimum of one week on afternoon shift and one weekend will be scheduled during this clinical sequences. (0-360)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and skills in performing radiographic examinations.

Objectives:

  • Display professionalism in manners, language, and dress.
  • Demonstrate punctuality.
  • Familiarize yourself with the hospital organization and radiology department including:
  • Demonstrate ability to set up all/any equipment necessary to perform exams related to radiographic procedures.
  • Analyze and demonstrate ability to communicate with patients and staff taking into consideration age level and condition.
  • Demonstrate the worth and dignity of each and every patient.
  • Differentiate and critique each film taken during an exam.
  • Apply and integrate related anatomy and positioning to the production of quality radiographs.
  • Document patient history.
  • Recognize any serious complication where a deviation in technique or position may occur.
  • Apply appropriate technique for each patient and situation.
  • Analyze effective methods of communication for patients of various ages.
  • Demonstrate appropriate interaction techniques for various types of patients.