RADON 113 Clinical Practice III • 5 Cr.
Provides 15 hours per week of supervised clinical instruction, progressing through a competency-based educational sequence. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Identify diagnosis, pathology and stage of disease for each patient.
- Participate in the warm-up procedure of the treatment unit, record machine parameters accurately.
- Implement and deliver a prescribed course of treatment, adhering to college, program and departmental, governmental and professional standards with SUPERVISOR APPROVAL ONLY.
- Use pendant to set up an electron field with the gantry and table at 180°.
- Tattoo a patient using universal body substance precautions.
- Use the pendant to set up treatment fields such as whole brain, head and neck, oblique lung and tangent breast. Student must set the correct SSD, use the correct blocking and beam modification devices for the entire treatment.
- Exhibit continued clear communication skills with patients and staff. For example, give instructions or explanations to the patients, relate patient information to staff members.
- Compare port films with simulation films to determine accuracy of treatment.
- Perform manual dosimetry calculations.