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NMTEC 229 Introduction to Clinical Education • 3 Cr.

Description:

Provides an introduction to the practice of nuclear medicine with an emphasis on the operation of a gamma camera, basic radiopharmacy and radiation safety principles, and patient care procedures. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • perform basic positioning operations on a gamma camera.
  • Enter patient information into an acquisition station.
  • Provide basic nursing care for out-patients, including escorting them to the camera room or restroom, having them empty their pockets, etc.
  • describe the department's quality control routine as regards:
  • Small instruments (dose calibrator, Geiger counter, thyroid probe)
  • Gamma cameras
  • SPECT COR (if possible)
  • list radiopharmaceuticals used in observed studies, including the name, type of study, biodistribution, and any precautions or contraindications noted.
  • describe the purpose and essential elements of a myocardial perfusion study, and discuss how coronary vasodilatation is accomplished via exercise or by pharmacologic stress.
  • perform laboratory exercises for NMTEC 201.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000