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

RAD 240 - Radiology Clinical Education IV

Description: Refinement of advanced skills and completion of a semester benchmark of selected radiographic competencies. Supervised clinical assignments focus on progressively increasing levels of independent judgment in the performance of clinical competencies. Competency based experiences support the acquisition of advanced patient care and radiographic positioning skills.

Prerequisites: RAD 200 .

Corequisite: RAD 230  and RAD 250  and RAD 260 .

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. Patient education
  9. Psychosocial considerations
  10. Assessment
  11. Standard precautions
  12. Sterile technique
  13. Radiation protection
  14. Equipment malfunction
  15. Procedure orders
  16. Safety, ethical and legal standards
  17. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  18. Body mechanics
  19. Patient transfers
  20. Patient positioning
  21. Immobilization
  22. Protocols
  23. Technical considerations
  24. Image critique and repeat images
  25. 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. Respond to medical emergencies and execute basic life support procedures. (5)
  6. Provide patient-centered clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture. (6)
  7. 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)
  8. Use patient and family education strategies. (8)
  9. Provide psychosocial support to the patient and family. (9)
  10. Assess the patient and record clinical history. (10)
  11. Apply standard and transmission-based precautions. (11)
  12. Apply medical asepsis and sterile technique. (12)
  13. Apply radiation protection standards. (13)
  14. Report equipment malfunctions. (14)
  15. Examine procedure orders for accuracy and make corrective actions when applicable. (15)
  16. Integrate the radiographer's safe, ethical and legal practice standards into the clinical setting. (16)
  17. Maintain patient confidentiality and meet HIPAA requirements. (17)
  18. Utilize body mechanic principles when transferring, positioning and immobilizing patients. (18-21)
  19. Adhere to national, institutional and departmental standards, policies and procedures regarding care of patients, radiologic procedures and reducing medical errors. (22)
  20. Select technical factors to produce diagnostic images with the lowest radiation exposure possible. (23)
  21. Critique images for appropriate anatomy, image quality and patient identification. (24)
  22. Determine and apply measures to correct inadequate images. (24)
  23. Perform radiographic exams as outlined in the Competency Requirements for Primary Certification of the ARRT. (25)