NMTEC 230 Clinical Education I • 10 Cr.
First in a five-course sequence of supervised clinical instruction in nuclear medicine technology. Topics include imaging, patient care, radiopharmacy, camera quality control, and computer analysis. Students are expected to gain proficiency according to defined objectives. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program. Fee: $23.50 Malpractice insurance and $150 clinical supervision.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- operate a gamma camera, with emphasis on accuracy of data entry, safety of patients, and proper care of equipment.
- perform a limited number of routine nuclear medicine procedures, including identifying the radiopharmaceutical; stating the indications, imaging protocol, and patient history required; and providing an effective explanation of the procedure to the patient.
- demonstrate by both words and actions a basic understanding of the principles of radiation safety and infection control.
- discuss routine patient care, including safe transfer, attention to physical needs, need for confidentiality, and appropriate attitudes.demonstrate appropriate attitudes and behaviors relative to co-workers, including teamwork, compliance with department rules, self-control, and acceptance of criticism.
- demonstrate an ability to apply classroom information to clinical situations.