RADON 213 Clinical Practice VII • 8 Cr.
Provides 24 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:
- Perform manual dosimetry calculations.
- Recognize and problem-solve discrepancies, which occur between set ups, simulation and portal images and written instructions.
- Evaluate and assess daily the physiologic and psychological responsiveness of each patient to treatment delivery.
- Apply the principles of total quality management. Perform chart checks, verify prescriptions, recognize errors in computation and recognize discrepancies in treatment parameters.
- Detect equipment malfunctions and select appropriate action.
- Design, compare and contrast treatment plans (as assigned).
- Differentiate and prioritize between emergency and non-emergency radiation therapy procedures.
- Implement strategies that assure professional development at a level of clinical practice consistent with acceptable standards.
- Take the lead on complex first day treatments. Thoroughly reads the chart and instructions prior to treatment, use the pendant for set up, and explain procedures to patient.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills when clinical problems occur.