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2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RADON 112 - Clinical Practice II

5 CR

Provides 15 hours per week of supervised clinical instruction, progressing through a competency-based educational sequence.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into program.

Course Outcomes
  • Set the correct field size for asymmetrical treatment fields. Student shall be able to locate the central axis and read SSD’s on asymmetrical fields.
  • Analyze which treatments require collimator reciprocation, and then accurately reciprocate the collimator on such treatments.
  • Increase proficiency and accuracy in pendant operation.
  • Identify the correct SSD for treatment, and then set that SSD on the patient.
  • Identify when beam modification devices are necessary, and then safely and correctly place them in the machine or on the patient.
  • Identify when a patient needs immobilization, and appropriately immobilize that patient using required apparatus (such as face masks, tape or alpha cradle)
  • Perform accurately the pendant set up on simple treatments such as AP/PA lung or 4 field pelvis fields.
  • Assess and evaluate the patient’s physical status (pulse, respiration, blood counts) and mental status prior to delivery of radiation.
  • Establish appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patient and their family, using cultural competence techniques.
  • Operate within the radiation scope of practice, regardless of personal beliefs and the appropriateness of patient’s treatment.
  • Assess and evaluate psychological and physical changes in the patient’s condition and formulate appropriate actions.
  • Interact with the patient and family to provide psychosocial support.
  • Establish values and attitudes congruent with the profession’s standards and ethics.

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