2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

RAD 160 - Radiology Clinical Education I

Description: Orientation to the clinical environment. Supervised clinical assignments focus on a progressive structure of observation, assistance and completion of a semester benchmark of selected radiographic competencies. Competency based experiences support the acquisition of elementary patient care and radiographic positioning skills.

Prerequisites: RAD 170 .

Corequisite: RAD 135  and RAD 140  and RAD 150 .

Credits: 3
Lab: 9

Course Content:
  1. Scope of practice
  2. Procedural performance
  3. Team concepts
  4. Adaptation
  5. Emergency preparedness
  6. Diversity
  7. Communication
  8. Professional and personal values
  9. Patient education
  10. Psychosocial considerations
  11. Assessment
  12. Demographic factors
  13. Standard precautions
  14. Sterile technique
  15. Radiation protection
  16. Equipment malfunction
  17. Procedure orders
  18. Safety, ethical and legal standards
  19. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  20. Body mechanics
  21. Patient transfers
  22. Patient positioning
  23. Immobilization
  24. Protocols
  25. Technical considerations
  26. Image critique and repeat images
  27. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) competency requirements

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Manage the priorities required in daily clinical practice. (1)
  2. Execute medical imaging procedures under the appropriate level of supervision. (2)
  3. Adhere to team practice concepts that focus on organizational theories, roles of team members and conflict resolution. (3)
  4. Adapt to changes and varying clinical situations. (4)
  5. Describe the role of health care team members in responding and reacting to a local or national emergency. (5)
  6. Respond to medical emergencies and execute basic life support procedures. (5)
  7. Provide patient-centered clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture. (6)
  8. Integrate the use of written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public and members of the health care team in the clinical setting. (7)
  9. Describe the influence of personal and professional values on patient care. (8)
  10. Use patient and family education strategies. (9)
  11. Provide psychosocial support to the patient and family. (10)
  12. Assess the patient and record clinical history. (11)
  13. Examine demographic factors that influence patient compliance with medical care. (12)
  14. Apply standard and transmission-based precautions. (13)
  15. Apply medical asepsis and sterile technique. (14)
  16. Apply radiation protection standards. (15)
  17. Report equipment malfunctions. (16)
  18. Examine procedure orders for accuracy and make corrective actions when applicable. (17)
  19. Integrate the radiographer's safe, ethical and legal practice standards into the clinical setting. (18)
  20. Maintain patient confidentiality and meet HIPAA requirements. (19)
  21. Utilize body mechanic principles when transferring, positioning and immobilizing patients. (20-23)
  22. Adhere to national, institutional and departmental standards, policies and procedures regarding care of patients, radiologic procedures and reducing medical errors. (24)
  23. Select technical factors to produce diagnostic images with the lowest radiation exposure possible. (25)
  24. Critique images for appropriate anatomy, image quality and patient identification. (26)
  25. Determine and apply measures to correct inadequate images. (26)
  26. Perform radiographic exams as outlined in the Competency Requirements for Primary Certification of the ARRT. (27)