||This clinical course emphasizes the development of independence, discretion and judgment while performing basic radiographic procedures. It provides the student with the opportunity to function as a nearly registry-eligible radiographer. The student is expected to correlate all clinical and didactic experiences while demonstrating a high degree of proficiency and efficiency.
- Demonstrate competency in imaging procedures by meeting the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requirements.
- Use professional communicationwith instructors, peer groups, and members of the health care team.
- Exercise the priorities required in daily clinical practice.
- Execute medical imaging procedures under the appropriate level of supervision.
- Adhere to team practice concepts that focus on organizational theories, roles of team members and conflict resolution.
- Adapt to changes and varying clinical situations.
- Provide patient-centered clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture.
- Integrate the use of appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public and members of the health care team in the clinical setting.
- Recognize the influence of professional values on patient care.
- Use patient and family education strategies appropriate to the comprehension level of the patient and family.
- Demonstrate competent assessment skills through effective management of the patient's physical and mental status.
- Respond appropriately to medical emergencies.
- Adapt procedures to meet age-specific, disease-specific and cultural needs of patients.
- Assess the patient and record clinical history.
- Apply standard and transmission-based precautions.
- Apply the appropriate medical asepsis and sterile technique.
- Demonstrate competency in the principles of radiation protection standards
- Apply the principles of total quality management.
- Examine procedure orders for accuracy and make corrective actions when applicable.
- Demonstrate safe, ethical and legal practices.
- Integrate the radiographer's practice standards into the clinical practice setting.
- Maintain patient confidentiality standards and meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountality Act (HIPAA) requirements.
- Demonstrate the principles of transferring, positioning and immobilizing patients.
- Adhere to national, institutional and departmental standards, policies and procedures regarding care of patients, providing radiologic procedures and reducing medical errors.
- Select technical factors to produce quality diagnostic images with the lowest radiation exposure possible.
- Critique images for appropriate anatomy, image quality and patient identification.
- Determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images.
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