Clinical Education 3RAD 220
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: RAD 160, RAD 165W, RAD 212 each with a "C" (2.
0) minimum grade. Concurrent enrollment in RAD 225W, RAD 258W. The third phase with structured clinical experience necessary to perform radiographic procedures. The students will continue to work within the radiology department and hospital, striving to demonstrate ability as an entry level radiographer. 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 sequence. Students will have an opportunity to rotate through optional modalities and departments based on interest, availability, and competency level. (0-600)
Outcomes and Objectives
Demonstrate knowledge and skills in performing radiographic examinations.
- Display professionalism in manners, language, and dress.
- Demonstrate punctuality.
- Work independently and professionally within 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, condition, and situation.
- Demonstrate the worth and dignity of each and every patient.
- Differentiate and critique each radiograph taken during an exam.
- Apply and integrate knowledge of 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.
- Demonstrate continued proficiency in all previously passed competencies.
- Practice and enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills as they pertain to the care of patients and the performace of radiographic procedures.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge concerning optional modalities following clinical observations/rotations.