RAIT 311 Clinical Practicum in Computed Tomography • 12 Cr.
Provides the opportunity to develop required competencies for advance certification in Computed Tomography technology. Includes 40 hours per week for 11 weeks in a CT department. Either RAIT 311 or IMAGE 270 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- At the completion of the course, the student will have proven competence in a minimum of 50% of the required procedures. Competence in a required procedure includes evaluation of a student’s ability to:
- Prepare supplies according to procedures
- Monitor equipment following procedures and protocols.
- Evaluate and interpret requisitions, and develop appropriate protocol to respond to physician’s order.
- Prepare the patient for procedure, both physically and mentally.
- Administer medications as directed
- Perform patient assessment and monitoring before, during and after the procedure
- Examine the elements of and accomplish follow-up patient care.
- Process and evaluate images, and develop recommendations for procedure adjustment based on image quality
- Identify anatomy based on image interpretation
- Set radiographic technique based on specific conditions
- Identify and label images created according to accepted practices
- Analyze ethical issues relating to radiographic procedures and demonstrate ethical behavior and attitude in the clinical setting
- Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and co-workers
- Assess the indications and contradictions for given CT (Computed Tomography) procedures based on specific case studies