RAIT 421 Clinical Practicum II in Vascular Interventional • V1-11 Cr.

Description

Provides the opportunity to develop required competencies for advanced certification in Interventional Vascular Radiography. The course includes 40 hours per week for 1 - 11 weeks in an IR department. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology concentration of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, RAIT 321 AND permission of the instructor. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

Students will have proven competence in a minimum of 50% of the required procedures. Competence in a required procedure includes evaluation of a student’s ability to meet the outcomes listed below.
  • Prepare supplies according to procedures
  • Monitor equipment following procedure and protocols.
  • Evaluate and interpret requisitions, and develop appropriate protocol to respond to physician’s order.
  • Prepare the patient for procedure, both physically and mentally.
  • Administer medications as directed
  • Perform patient assessment and monitoring before, during and after the procedure
  • Examine the elements of and accomplish follow-up patient care.
  • Process and evaluate images, and develop recommendations for procedure adjustment based on image quality
  • Identify anatomy based on image interpretation
  • Set radiographic technique based on specific conditions
  • Identify and label images created according to accepted practices
  • Analyze ethical issues relating to radiographic procedures and demonstrate ethical behavior and attitude in the clinical setting
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and co-workers
  • Assess the indications and contradictions for given vascular-interventional procedures based on specific case studies