RADON 211 Clinical Practice V • 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:
- Evaluate the patient's physical status and condition prior to administering radiation treatment.
- Construct/prepare immobilization, beam directional and beam modification devices.
- Perform simulation and localization procedures (may also be accomplished in Clinical Practice VI or VII)
- Perform manual dosimetry calculations.
- Clearly explain side effects and their management to patients on treatment.
- Assess routine tasks such as noting when images need to be taken, changes in treatment, field(s), blocking and/or scheduled cone downs or boosts.
- Identify changes in daily schedules. Prepare treatment room and get the next patient without prompting.
- Communicate any schedule, or technical changes in treatment to the treatment team, or appropriate personnel. Communicate patient related problems to the appropriate personnel.
- Maintain accurate records of daily treatment.
- Take the lead when treating complex treatments such as a 4-field breast, 3 field partial brain, mantle fields, etc.