RADON 111 Clinical Practice I • 3 Cr.
Provides 15 hours per week of supervised clinical instruction at an affiliated hospital or health care facility. Students get orientation to the setting and begin the competency-based educational sequence. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Explain program policies and procedures.
- Describe general hospital personnel and organization
- Define specific roles of departmental personnel
- Identify professional organizations and regulatory bodies specific to radiation therapy.
- Demonstrate correct body mechanics when transferring or assisting a patient.
- Identify common methods of treatment used in radiation oncology.
- Interpret the patient set-up instructions and correctly prepare the treatment room for the patient.
- Place the patient on the treatment couch in the appropriate position following chart instructions and employ patient immobilization devices when necessary.
- Locate the correct skin marks or tattoos for each patient.
- Assist the therapist in the triangulation of a patient.
- Use the pendant to sidelight patients.
- Demonstrate the ability to set the correct field size and collimator angles for symmetrical fields.
- Using the visual and audio monitors, observe the patient during treatment and listen for patient sounds such as coughing.
- Demonstrate radiation safety procedures to be used in the radiation oncology department.