Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
R T 53ORIENTATION TO RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGYSummer 2014
4 hours clinical laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 48 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 4 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 12/17/8;1/26/11;11/16/13

1. Description -
Orientation to radiation sciences, with emphasis on clinical participation. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: R T 50.
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify various radiology departments and procedures.
  2. explain and perform radiation protective measures to self and patient.
  3. manipulate and identify basic x-ray equipment and accessory items.
  4. explain necessary steps for radiographic image processing.
  5. perform and explain patient transfer techniques.
  6. execute basic vital sign assessment.
  7. perform positioning for a routine abdomen procedure.
  8. describe and demonstrate infection control techniques.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Clinical sites.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Orientation to Radiology Department (Lab)
    1. Hospital / Department Tour
    2. Introduction to Staff
    3. Review Policies and Procedures
    4. Patient Processing
      1. Registration
      2. Waiting / dressing rooms
      3. Confidentiality of patient information.
  2. Radiation Protection (Lab)
    1. Closing doors
    2. Gonadal shields
    3. Aprons and gloves
    4. Department protocols
  3. Equipment Manipulation (Lab)
    1. Tube locks
    2. Table movements
    3. Control panel
    4. Bucky
  4. Introduction to Image Processing (Lab)
    1. Image Receptors Sizes
    2. Image Manipulation
    3. Image Processor Manipulation
  5. Proper way to transfer patients from wheelchairs and gurneys (Lab)
    1. Body mechanics
    2. Locks
    3. Patient safety
    4. Lifting methods
  6. Vital signs (Lab)
    1. Blood pressure
    2. Pulse
    3. Respirations
  7. Mock Abdomen Positioning (Lab)
    1. Central ray centering
    2. Positioning landmarks
    3. Cassette placement
    4. Markers
  8. Infection Control and Universal Precautions (Lab)
    1. Medical Asepsis
    2. Surgical Asepsis
    3. Environmental Asepsis
      1. Linens
      2. Handwashing
      3. Chemical Disinfectants
      4. Department Policies
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Mock Abdomen Skills Test.
  2. Vital Signs Skills Test.
  3. Clinical Evaluation Assessment Tool.
7. Representative Text(s) -
  1. Foothill College (RT): Clinical Education Manual-Orientation.
  2. Foothill College (RT): Student Handbook.
  3. Foothill College (RT): Student Clinical Competency Handbook.

8. Disciplines -
Radiologic Technology.
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Demonstration and Discussion.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Radiologic Technology clinical practice.
    1. Radiation protection.
    2. Equipment operation.
    3. Image production.
    4. Image evaluation.
    5. Radiographic procedures.
    6. Patient care in a clinical setting.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Reading Assignments: Required reading from Clinical Education Manuals.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-20 16:46:06


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines