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NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY

RAD 232 - ADVANCED CLINICAL PROCEDURES II (5 CR.)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Reinforces technical skills in fundamental radiographic procedures. Introduces more intricate contrast media procedures. Focuses on technical proficiency, application of radiation, protection, nursing skills, and exposure principles. Teaches advanced technical procedures and principles of imaging modalities, correlating previous radiographic theory, focusing on full responsibility for patients in technical areas, perfecting technical skills, and developing awareness of related areas utilizing ionizing radiation. Provides clinical experience in cooperating health agencies. Clinical 25 hours per week.

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to refine the students skills in the continued practice of diagnostic radiology, and provide rotation and participation/observation through specialized areas. It is the fourth of a series of five clinical education courses that will take place in the hospital setting. The student will continue to master the skills required for advanced radiographic procedures. The student will continue to increase the skills needed to work independently in a radiographic room.

Entry Level Competencies

Successful completion of RAD 231 with a grade of "C" or better

Course Objectives

The student will upon completion of RAD 232:

    1. Demonstrate high standards of professionalism.
    2. Demonstrate high levels of clinical efficiency, clinical competency and team work effort.
    3. Demonstrate skills in advanced patient care procedures, e.g. ER, ICU, OR.
    4. Recognize and demonstrate skills in patient conditions that preclude positioning in a normal manner.
    5. Demonstrate continued mastery skills in the development of all radiographic procedures.

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MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED

Required clinical objectives and competencies

Extra Topics

Rotation through specialized areas of radiology