RAIT 320 Intervention Procedures • 3 Cr.
Provides a survey of special diagnostic and interventional radiographic procedures. The technologist role and responsibilities in these procedures is discussed relative to equipment and supplies used, drugs administered, and assessing and monitoring of the patient. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology concentration as well as the requirements of the Vascular Interventional certificate of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Either RAIT 320 or IMAGE 283 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, or permission of program chair.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Describe the elements and function of the interventional suite and examine the role and responsibility of the technologist as it relates to the suite.
- Identify equipment components used in diagnostic and interventional procedures, and examine the function for each component.
- Analyze commonly used protocols for procedures including both diagnostic and interventional approaches.
- Describe patient monitoring equipment and identify and interpret normal readings for patients undergoing procedures.
- Examine the technologist's role in the care of critical patients.
- Discuss pertinent drugs used and analyze post exam patient care procedures.
- Analyze indications and contraindications for procedures commonly performed.
- Assess commonly diagnosed pathologies and identify those pathologies where intervention is recommended.
- Develop diagnostic and interventional procedure recommendations for specific case studies