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    • RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM Student Handbook 2012 - 2013NOTE: This Handbook is intended as a supplement to the general Moultrie Technical College Student Handbook. Issues pertaining to the entire student population are addressed in the campus-wide Handbook.Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMContents Handbook Acknowledgement ................................................................................................................................................................. 4 PART I - OVERVIEW ........................................................................................................................................................................... 6 Moultrie Technical College Mission....................................................................................................................................................... 6 Program Mission Statement .................................................................................................................................................................... 6 Program Objectives ................................................................................................................................................................................. 6 Philosophy ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 ADVISORY COMMITTEES ................................................................................................................................................................. 7 ADMISSION INTO THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM ............................................................................................ 8 Curriculum .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 9 Radiologic Technology - RT23............................................................................................................................................................... 9 Curriculum Sequence ............................................................................................................................................................................ 10 COURSE DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................................................................................... 11 General Core Courses ........................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Occupational Courses ........................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Competency Curriculum ....................................................................................................................................................................... 17 General Patient Care ............................................................................................................................................................................. 19 Radiologic Technology Schedule ......................................................................................................................................................... 20 Classroom Policies and Procedures ...................................................................................................................................................... 21 Academic Progress ................................................................................................................................................................................ 21 Academic Honesty ................................................................................................................................................................................ 21 Accreditation ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 21 THE ARRT CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION............................................................................................................................... 22 MALPRACTICE INSURANCE: ......................................................................................................................................................... 22 Classroom Attendance .......................................................................................................................................................................... 23 Tardiness Policy .................................................................................................................................................................................... 23 Classroom Dress Code .......................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Sleeping Policy ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Student Employment Policy.................................................................................................................................................................. 28 GRADING SYSTEM ........................................................................................................................................................................... 29 Grievance Procedures ........................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Program Graduation Requirements ....................................................................................................................................................... 31 Harassment ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 32 Professional Associations ..................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Library Services .................................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Placement Services ............................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Professional Associations ..................................................................................................................................................................... 36 STUDENT CLUBS............................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Student Health Policy............................................................................................................................................................................ 37 Smoking Policy ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 37 Schedules .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 38 Withdrawal Policy................................................................................................................................................................................. 38 Lab Policies and Procedures ................................................................................................................................................................. 39 Classroom/Lab Safety Check List......................................................................................................................................................... 39 Computer Lab Management Plan ......................................................................................................................................................... 40 LAB MANAGEMENT ......................................................................................................................................................................... 41 GUIDELINES FOR ENERGIZED LAB .............................................................................................................................................. 41 Conduct in Laboratory .......................................................................................................................................................................... 41 Basic Operation of Equipment .............................................................................................................................................................. 41 Handling Laboratory Chemical ............................................................................................................................................................. 41 Radiation Safety Policies ...................................................................................................................................................................... 42 Standards for Radiation Protection ....................................................................................................................................................... 42 Radiation Monitoring Policy ................................................................................................................................................................. 42 Student Radiation Exposure Reports .................................................................................................................................................... 43 Student Dose Limit Protocol ................................................................................................................................................................. 43 Student Safety Practices ........................................................................................................................................................................ 44 Pregnancy Policy................................................................................................................................................................................... 442Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Occupational Radiation Exposure of Fertile Women ........................................................................................................................... 45 Textbooks .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 47 PART II - CLINICAL EDUCATION .................................................................................................................................................. 49 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 49 Clinical Rotations .................................................................................................................................................................................. 50 Clinical Education Regulations ............................................................................................................................................................. 50 Pre Clinical Requirement ...................................................................................................................................................................... 51 Clinical Dress Code .............................................................................................................................................................................. 52 Ethics and Clinical Conduct .................................................................................................................................................................. 53 Discipline/Dismissal ............................................................................................................................................................................. 53 Demerit Check Sheet ............................................................................................................................................................................ 55 Clinical Attendance ............................................................................................................................................................................... 58 Tardiness Policy .................................................................................................................................................................................... 62 Clinical Grading System ....................................................................................................................................................................... 64 Bi- Weekly Clinical Performance Evaluation ....................................................................................................................................... 65 Clinical Performance Skills .................................................................................................................................................................. 65 Tri-Weekly Evaluation .......................................................................................................................................................................... 69 Clinical Competency Evaluation .......................................................................................................................................................... 77 Clinical Competencies .......................................................................................................................................................................... 79 Clinical Competencies Requirements Per Semester ............................................................................................................................. 79 Challenge Competencies ....................................................................................................................................................................... 81 Competency Evaluator .......................................................................................................................................................................... 81 REQUIRMENT FOR CLINICAL NOTE BOOK ................................................................................................................................ 83 APPENDIX ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 84 FORMS ................................................................................................................................................................ 843Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMHandbook Acknowledgement I, ___________________________________________, hereby acknowledge that I have received acopy of the Radiologic Technology Program Handbook and that I have read and understand its contents. I agreeto abide by the standards and policies set forth therein. I further understand that the Handbook outlines myrights and responsibilities as a student in the program. ___________________________________________ Student Signature ___________________________________________ Date4Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM5Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMPART I - OVERVIEWMoultrie Technical College MissionMoultrie Technical College is a multiple campus institution of higher learning whose mission as part of theTechnical College System of Georgia is to provide a culture of learning through occupational education,academic education, distance education, business and industry training, and workforce development supportingthe education and economic advancement of Colquitt, Tift, Turner, and Worth counties.The college fulfills its mission by providing accessible, quality education leading to associate degrees,diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and programs to assist adults in literacy education.Program Mission StatementThe mission statement of the Moultrie Technical College Radiologic Technology Program is to provide acomprehensive education program which prepares graduates with entry-level skills necessary to seekemployment as a radiographer and receive an Associate’s degree,Program ObjectivesFulfillment of the programs mission is assessed by the degree to which program achieves the following goals: 1. Students will be prepared to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology and demonstrate ability to competently perform entry level radiographer skills. 2. Students will communicate effectively 3. Student will use critical thinking and problem solving skills 4. Students will evaluate the importance of profession growth and development 5. The program will graduate entry-level technologist. 6. The graduates of the program will be prepared to sit for the American registry of Radiologic Technology exam.6Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMPhilosophy The concept of professional technical education, regardless of the form such education may take, is firmlybased in the belief that the capability of the individual to contribute as a member of the society is related notonly to the distinctive capabilities inherent in each person, but also to learned knowledge and to thedevelopment of those capabilities. The entire operation of the Moultrie Technical College Program of Radiologic Technology shall bedirected by a very real concern for the individual student, and recognition that individual advancement, throughthe acquisition of knowledge and skills, enhances the ability of the student to meet his or her needs as well asthose of the society. Consistent with the philosophy, the administration and faculty of the school take the position that studentsare here to access a means for personal and professional growth and development. The curriculum, objectivesand program policies are intended to promote this position.ADVISORY COMMITTEESProgram advisory committees annually evaluate academic instructional programs and make recommendationsfor changes in the following areas: program purpose and objectives, program admission requirements, programcontent and length, instructional materials, equipment, skill levels and/or proficiency required for programcompletion, and methods of program evaluation. The program advisory committees also makerecommendations regarding the program structure, curriculum, and elimination and addition of programs.Recommendations recorded in the program advisory minutes are reviewed by the Executive Vice President andmay result in improvements as documented by the Administrative Response Report. The permanent members ofthe Advisory Committee include: Dr. Jacob Schwartz, MD, MD .............................................. Medical Director Alfred Jones, B.S., RT (R) ................................................... Program Director Ashley Shiver RT (R) .......................................................... Clinical Instructor David Spence, RT (R) ...................................................... Radiology Manager Tracie Grace, RT (R) ........................................................ Radiology Manager Faye Clark RT (R) ............................................................... Clinical Instructor Mandy Hobby RT (R) ……………………………………Clinical Instructor Brenda Blair RT (R) ……………………………………… Clinical Instructor Aubrey O’Neal RT (R) ……………………………………Clinical Instructor In addition, each year, a senior student of Radiologic Technology is named to the Advisory Committee byits members. This student serves until graduation and, due to his or her special awareness of student interestsand concerns is a key member of the team.7Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMADMISSION INTO THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM It is possible to be granted admission into MTC and not be granted admissioninto the Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program. Candidates for admission to the programwill be involved in a competitive process for a limited number of available positions. Because of guidelines formulatedand administered by the appropriate certifying agency, the requirements for admission into the Radiologic TechnologyProgram exceed the requirements for general admission into MTC. The criteria utilized for the competitive process forstudents into the program were chosen based on MTC’s experience with and expectations for its graduates’ successes inpassing the national examination sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, receiving certificationto practice, and obtaining employment within their chosen profession. Radiologic Technology is a two-year associate degree program that begins each summer semester. Thecompetitive process takes place each spring semester beginning around the end of March. There are a total of 20 studentsin both the junior and senior classes. Four alternate students will be accepted into the first semester class, but will onlymove forward if a space becomes available from the original regularly accepted students. The competitive process is based on several criteria. The grades from ENGL 1101, ENGL 2130, MATH 1111 or1101, BIOL 2113 and 2113L, BIOL 2114 and 2114L, PSYC 1101, COMP 1000 and ALHS 1090 will be considered. Thegrades in the core courses will reflect 50% of the total points available and will not be calculated if the course is retaken.If a course is taken twice after fall semester, the courses will be averaged. Allied Health core is acceptable within 2 years.The PSB exam* is 30% of total points available and the interview is worth 20% of total points available. The process is asfollows:1. Meet regular admission requirements.2. If no transfer or past credit has been awarded, students will be admitted into the Radiologic Technology programtaking the academic core courses considered “preparatory” for the radiologic curriculum.3. Attend a mandatory orientation. Dates are posted on the MTC website and student bulletins around campus.4. At the end of the academic core courses, students are evaluated to determine those students who will continueinto the Radiologic Technology program for the remaining eight (8) semesters of study. The evaluation includes thefollowing: a. Academic core course grades b. The PSB exam score percentage* c. Interview with Allied Health committee5. Should a student fail to gain admission, he/ she may apply for the next incoming class. The student will also receiveguidance concerning other program options.6. In the event of a tie, the student with the earliest application date will be accepted. Tuition and Fees Tuition and fees shall be those set forth by the College and described in the Moultrie Technical College StudentHandbook. Refund policies shall be those set forth by the College and are fully described in the Student Handbook.8Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMCurriculumRadiologic Technology - RT23The Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program is a sequence of courses thatprepares students for positions in radiology departments and related businesses and industries. Learningopportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition,retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instructionnecessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Radiologic Technology Associate ofApplied Science Degree, have the qualifications of a radiographer, and are eligible to sit for a nationalcertification examination for radiographers.9Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Curriculum Sequence RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree RT03 Semester Course Title Credit Number Hours Prerequisite ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3 Prerequisite ENGL 2130 American Literature 3 Prerequisite MATH 1111 College Algebra 3 Prerequisite BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Prerequisite BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Prerequisite PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 4 Prerequisite ALHS 1109 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2 Prerequisite COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3 Elective 3 Fall 1st Year RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 4 Fall 1st Year RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 3 Fall 1st Year RADT 1320 Clinical Radiography I 4 Spring 1st Year RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 3 Spring 1st Year RADT 1330 Clinical Radiography II 7 Spring 1st Year RADT 1070 Principles of Imaging I 6Summer 1st Year RADT 1200 Principles/Rad Bio&Protection 3Summer 1st Year RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 2Summer 1st Year RADT 2340 Clinical Radiography III 6 Fall 2nd Year RADT 1160 Principles of Radiographic Imaging II 6 Fall 2nd Year RADT 2190 Radiographic Pathology 2 Fall 2nd Year RADT 2350 Clinical Radiography IV 7Spring 2nd Year RADT 2260 Radiologic Technology Review 3Spring 2nd Year RADT 2360 Clinical Radiography V 9 Total 9310Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMCOURSE DESCRIPTIONGeneral Core Courses(15 hours) Credit HoursENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric 3Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practicevarious modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes areview of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to libraryresources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research.Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation styleappropriate to the purpose and audience.ENGL2130 Credit HoursAmerican Literature 3Emphasizes American literature as a reflection of culture and ideas. A survey of important works in Americanliterature. Includes a variety of literary genres: short stories, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and novels. Topicsinclude literature and culture, essential themes and ideas, literature and history, and research skills.MATH1111 Credit HoursCollege Algebra 3Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts ofalgebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics includesequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.PSYC 1101 Credit HoursIntroductory Psychology 3Introduces the major fields of contemporary psychology. Emphasis is on fundamental principles of psychologyas a science. Topics include research design, the organization and operation of the nervous system, sensationand perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, thinking and intelligence, lifespan development,personality, psychopathology and interventions, stress and health, and social psychology.General Core Elective 311Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMOccupational Courses(78 hours) …..Credit HoursCOMP 1000Introduction to Computers 3Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis isplaced on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computerterminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software,database software, and presentation software.ALHS 1090 Credit HoursMedical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical wordsthrough knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), wordbuilding, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.BIOL 2113 Credit HoursAnatomy and Physiology I 3Introduces the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the development of asystemic perspective of anatomical structures and physiological processes. Topics include body organization,cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, andnervous and sensory systems.BIOL 2113L Credit HoursAnatomy and Physiology Lab I 1Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2113. The laboratory exercises for this courseinclude body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletalsystem, muscular system, and nervous sensory systems.BIOL 2114 Credit HoursAnatomy and Physiology II 3Continues the study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine system,cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system,urinary system, and reproductive system.BIOL 2114LAnatomy & Physiology Lab II Credit Hours12Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM 1Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2114. The laboratory exercises for this courseinclude the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratorysystem, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.RADT 1010Introduction to Radiology Credit Hours 4Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to many specializations in thehealth care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and relatedissues. Provides the student with an overview of radiography and patient care. Students will be oriented to theradiographic profession as a whole. Emphasis will be placed on patient care with consideration of both physicaland psychological conditions. Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common tomany specializations in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore variousdelivery systems and related issues. Topics include: ethics, medical and legal considerations, Right to KnowLaw, professionalism, basic principles of radiation protection, basic principles of exposure, equipmentintroduction, health care delivery systems, hospital and departmental organization, hospital and technicalcollege affiliation, medical emergencies, pharmacology/contrast agents, media, OR and mobile procedurespatient preparation, death and dying, body mechanics/transportation, basic life support/CPR, and patient care inradiologic sciences.RADT 1030Radiographic Procedures I Credit Hours 3Introduces the knowledge required to perform radiologic procedures applicable to the human anatomy.Emphasis will be placed on the production of quality radiographs, and laboratory experience will demonstratethe application of theoretical principles and concepts. Topics include: introduction to radiographic procedures;positioning terminology; positioning considerations; procedures, anatomy, and topographical anatomy related tobody cavities, bony thorax, upper extremities, shoulder girdle; and lower extremities.RADT 1060 Credit HoursRadiographic Procedures II 3Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy androutine projections of the pelvic girdle; anatomy and routine projections of the spine, gastrointestinal (GI)procedures; genitourinary (GU) procedures; biliary system procedures; and minor procedures.RADT 1070Principles of Imaging I Credit Hours 6Content is designed to establish a basic knowledge of atomic structure and terminology. Also presented are thenature and characteristics of radiation, x-ray production and the fundamentals of photon interactions withmatter. Factors that govern the image production process, film imaging with related accessories, and a basis foranalyzing radiographic images. Included are the importance of minimum imaging standards, discussion of a13Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMproblem-solving technique for image evaluation and the factors that can affect image quality. Actual imageswill be included for analysis.RADT1160 Credit HoursPrinciples of Imaging II 6Content is designed to impart an understanding of the components, principles and operation of digital imagingsystems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrievalare discussed. Guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluating images within a digital system assiststudents to bridge between film-based and digital imaging systems, with a knowledge base in radiographic,fluoroscopic, mobile and tomographic equipment requirements and design. This content also provides a basicknowledge of quality control, principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented.Content is designed to provide entry-level radiography students with principles related to computed tomography(CT) imaging, and other imaging modalities (i.e., MRI, US, NM, Mammography) in terms of purpose,principles, equipment/material, and procedure. Topics include: imaging equipment, digital image acquisitionand display, and basic principles of CT and other imaging modalities. Topics include: imaging equipment,digital image acquisition and display, and basic principles of CT and other imaging modalitiesRADT 1200 Credit HoursPrinciples of Radiation Biology & Protection 3Provides instruction on the principles of cell radiation interaction. Radiation effects on cells and factorsaffecting cell response are presented. Acute and chronic effects of radiation are discussed. Topics include:radiation detection and measurement; patient protection; personnel protection; absorbed dose equivalencies;agencies and regulations; introduction to radiation biology; cell anatomy, radiation/cell interaction; and effectsof radiation.RADT 1320 Credit HoursClinical Radiography I 4Introduces students to the hospital clinical setting and provides an opportunity for students to participate in orobserve radiographic procedures. Topics include: orientation to hospital areas and procedures; orientation tomobile/surgery; orientation to radiography and fluoroscopy; participation in and/or observation of proceduresrelated to body cavities, the shoulder girdle, and upper extremities. Activities of students are under directsupervision.RADT 1330 Credit HoursClinical Radiography II 7Continues introductory student learning experiences in the hospital setting. Topics include: equipmentutilization; exposure techniques; attend to and/or observation of routine projections of the lower extremities,pelvic girdle, and spine; attend to and/or observation of procedures related to the gastrointestinal (GI),genitourinary (GU), and biliary systems; and attend to and/or observation of procedure related to minorradiologic procedures. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirectsupervision.14Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMRADT2090 Credit HoursRadiographic Procedures III 2Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy androutine projections of the cranium; anatomy and routine projections of the facial bones; anatomy and routineprojections of the sinuses; sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax and abdomen.RADT 2190 Credit HoursRadiographic Pathology 2Content is designed to introduce the student to concepts related to disease and etiological considerations.Pathology and disease as they relate to various radiographic procedures are discussed with emphasis onradiographic appearance of disease and impact on exposure factor selection. Topics include: fundamentals ofpathology, trauma/physical injury, and systematic classification of disease.RADT 2260 Credit HoursRadiologic Technology Review 3Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses and helps the student prepare for nationalcertification examinations for radiographers. Topics include: image production and evaluation; radiographicprocedures; anatomy, physiology, pathology, and terminology; equipment operation and quality control;radiation protection; and patient care and education.RADT 2340 Credit HoursClinical Radiography III 6Provides students with continued hospital setting work experience. Students continue to develop proficiency inexecuting procedures introduced in Radiographic Procedures. Topics include: patient care; behavioral andsocial competencies; performance and/or observation of minor special procedures, special equipment use, andparticipation in and/or observation of cranial and facial radiography. Execution of radiographic procedures willbe conducted under direct and indirect supervision.RADT 2350 Credit HoursClinical Radiography IV 7Provides students with continued hospital setting work experience. Students continue to develop proficiency inexecuting procedures introduced in Radiographic Procedures. Topics include: sterile techniques; participation inand/or observation of minor special procedures, special equipment use, and genitourinary system procedures;and participation in and/or observation of cranial and facial radiography; and competency completionevaluation. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.15Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMRADT 2360 Credit HoursClinical Radiography V 9Provides students with continued hospital setting work experience. Students demonstrate increased proficiencylevels in skills introduced in all of the radiographic procedures courses and practiced in previous clinicalradiography courses. Topics include: patient care; behavioral and social competency; advanced radiographicanatomy; equipment utilization; exposure techniques; sterile techniques; integration of procedures and/orobservation of angiographic, interventional, minor special procedures; integration of procedures and/orobservation of special equipment use; integration of procedures and/or observation of routine and specialradiographic procedures; and final completion of all required clinical competencies. Execution of radiographicprocedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.Total Credit Hours: 9316Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM COMPLETION OF CLINICAL COMPETENCIES Competency CurriculumIm aging Procedure M andator Course Semester Lab y Simulated or ElectiveChest and Thorax1. Chest Routine M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester2. Chest AP (Wheelchair or Stretcher) M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester3. Ribs M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester4. Chest Lateral Decubitus E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester5. Sternum E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester6. Upper Airway (Soft-Tissue Neck) E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st SemesterUpper Extrem ity7. Thumb or Finger M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester8. Hand M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester9. Wrist M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester10. Forearm M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester11. Elbow M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester12. Humerus M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester13. Shoulder M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester14. Trauma: Shoulder (Scapular Y, M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st SemesterTransthoracic or Axillary)*15. Clavicle E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester16. Scapula E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester17. AC Joints E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester18. Trauma: Upper Extremity M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester(Nonshoulder)*Lower Extrem ity19. Toes E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester20. Foot M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester21. Ankle M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester22. Knee M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester23. Tibia-Fibula M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester24. Femur M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester25. Trauma: Lower Extremity* M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester26. Patella E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester27. Calcaneus (Os Calcis) E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st SemesterHead28. Skull E RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd Semester29. Paranasal Sinuses M RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd Semester30. Facial Bones E RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd Semester31. Orbits E RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd Semester32. Zygomatic Arches E RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd Semester17Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM33. Nasal Bones E RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd Semester34. Mandible E RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd SemesterIm aging Procedure M andator Course Semester y Title or ElectiveSpine and Pelvis35. Cervical Spine M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester36. Trauma: Cervical Spine (Cross Table E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd SemesterLateral)*37. Thoracic Spine M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester38. Lumbar Spine M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester39. Pelvis M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester40. Hip M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester41. Cross Table Lateral Hip M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester42. Sacrum and/or Coccyx E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester43. Scoliosis Series E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester44. Sacroiliac Joints E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd SemesterAbdom en45. Abdomen Supine (KUB) M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester46. Abdomen Upright M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester47. Abdomen Decubitus E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester48. Intravenous Urography E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd SemesterFluoroscopy Studies49. Upper GI Series (Single or Double E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd SemesterContrast)50. Barium Enema (Single or Double M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd SemesterContrast)51. Small Bowel Series RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester52. Esophagus E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester53. Cystography/Cystourethrography E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester54. ERCP E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester55. Myelography E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester56. Arthrography E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd SemesterSurgical Studies57. C-Arm Procedure (Orthopedic) M RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st Semester58. C-Arm Procedure (Non-Orthopedic) E RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st SemesterM obile Studies59. Chest M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester60. Abdomen M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester61. Orthopedic M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st SemesterPediatrics (age 6 or younger)62. Chest Routine M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester63. Upper Extremity E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester64. Lower Extremity E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester65. Abdomen E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester18Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM66. Mobile Study E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st SemesterGeneral Patient CareRequirement: Candidates must demonstrate competence in all six patient care activities listed below. Theactivities should be performed on patients; however, simulation is acceptable (see endnote) if state orinstitutional regulations prohibit candidates from performing the procedures on patients. General Patient Care Course SemesterCPR Prerequisite PrerequisiteVital signs (blood pressure, RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st Semesterpulse, respiration)Sterile and aseptic techniques RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st SemesterVenipuncture RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st SemesterTransfer of patient RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st SemesterCare of patient m edical RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st Semesterequipm ent (e.g., oxygen tank IVtubing19Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Radiologic Technology Schedule OCCUPATIONAL COURSE CURRICULUMRADT LECTURE LAB CLINIC TOT CRED CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONTCOURSE # HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. (15 (15 (15 (10 (10 (10 (5 (5 (5 WK) WK) WK) WK) WK) WK) WK) WK) WK)Proposed WEE WEEK WEE WEE WEE WEE WEE WEE WEEKSemester K 60 55 MIN K 50 K 60 K 55 K 50 K 60 K 55 50 MINSchedule MIN PEROI MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN PEROID PERO D PERO PERO PERO PERO PERO PERO ID ID ID ID ID ID IDFALL (1)(15 WEEK)RADT 2250.0 1500.0 0.0 3750 4.0 4.2 4.5 5.0 6.3 6.8 7.5 12.5 13.6 15.01010RADT 1500.0 2250.0 0.0 3750 3.0 4.2 4.5 5.0 6.3 6.8 7.5 12.5 13.6 15.01030RADT 0.0 0.0 9000.0 9000 4.0 10.0 10.9 12.0 12 15 18 30.0 32.7 36.01320SPRING (1)(15 WEEK)RADT 1060 1500.0 2250.0 0.0 3750.0 3.0 4.2 4.5 5.0 6.3 6.8 7.5 12.5 13.6 15.0RADT 1070 3750.0 1500.0 0.0 5250.0 6.0 5.8 6.4 7.0 8.8 9.5 10.5 17.5 19.1 21.0RADT 1330 0.0 0.0 15750 15750. 7.0 17.5 19.1 21.0 26.3 28.6 31.5 52.5 57.3 63.0SUMMER (1)(10WEEK)RADT 1200 2250.0 0.0 0.0 2250.0 3.0 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.8 4.1 4.5 7.5 8.2 9.0RADT 2090 1500.0 0.0 0.0 1500.0 2.0 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.5 2.7 3.0 5.0 5.5 6.0RADT 2340 0.0 0.0 13500 13500. 6.0 15.0 16.4 18.0 22.5 24.5 27.0 45.0 49.1 54.0FALL (2)(15 WEEK)RADT 1160 1500.0 2250. 0.0 3750.0 3.0 4.2 4.5 5.0 6.3 6.8 7.5 12.5 13.6 15.0 0RADT 2190 1500.0 0.0 0.0 1500.0 2.0 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.5 2.7 3.0 5.0 5.5 6.0RADT 2350 0.0 0.0 15750.0 15750. 7.0 17.5 19.1 21.0 26.3 28.6 31.5 52.5 57.3 63.0SPRING (2)(15 WEEK)RADT 2260 2250.0 0.0 0.0 2250.0 3.0 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.8 4.1 4.5 7.5 8.2 9.0RADT 2360 0.0 0.0 20250 20250. 9.0 22.5 24.5 27.0 33.8 36.8 40.5 67.5 73.6 81.020Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMClassroom Policies and Procedures Academic Progress The academic standards of the program are based on a reasonable determination of the competency levelnecessary to perform satisfactorily the duties of a Radiologic technologist and to meet the requirements set forthfor certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Institute Standards of AcademicProgress are outlined in the Student Handbook. The typical Student is expected to spend from one to two hours in outside study for each hour spent in theclassroom. Thus, a student with a class schedule of 20 hours per week should normally spend an additional 20 -40 hours per week studying. This will vary from student to student, but assignments are based on this generalprinciple. Academic Honesty It is expected that each student shall submit his or her own work, and, in the course of any research orsimilar assignments, shall give due credit to the work of others. Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism,etc.) will not be tolerated and is grounds for immediate dismissal. Accreditation Radiology Program Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)The Moultrie Technical College Program of Radiologic Technology is fully accredited by the Joint ReviewCommittee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Students graduating from accredited programs may beeligible to apply to sit for the national examination sponsored by the American Registry of RadiologicTechnologists. In addition to JCERT eligibility requirements, all senior students in their final quarter must passa simulated registry examination (usually held in the latter part of May as a component of RAD 126), to bepermitted to graduate and sit for the A.R.R.T exam. Minimum passing score is 75%.Accreditation of an educational program provides students, as graduates, assurance that the program willprovide them with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values to competently perform the range of professionalresponsibilities expected by potential employers nationwide. It also assures they will be eligible for licensure ineach of the 50 states. By requiring programs to teach the entire curriculum developed by the nationalprofessional organization, the American Society of Radiologic Technology, it also assures students they will21Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMhave the foundation knowledge to continue to develop as professionals in the various fields of the radiationsciences.Accreditation of educational programs assures patients that students who perform procedures have appropriatesupervision during the educational process. It also assures them that graduates will have met the minimum levelof competency as defined nationally by the profession.The program complies with requirements to achieve and maintain JRCERT recognition of all clinical educationsettings. The clinical education settings currently recognized by the JRCERT are Brooks County Hospital,Quitman, GA Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center inTallahassee, Fla. and Tift Regional Medical Center, Tifton, Ga. (Includes West Campus). JRCERT 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182 (301) 704-5300 www.jrcert.orgTHE ARRT CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONThe ARRT Certification Examination, “The Registry” is an independent exam not part of CBC. In order for astudent to qualify to take this examination, he/she must complete all the requirements for the AAS degree inRadiologic Technology. Students are eligible to sit for the “Registry” exam after they graduate from theprogram. Certification by the ARRT may be denied because of felony or misdemeanor convictions. Contact theARRT for further details. www.arrt.orgMALPRACTICE INSURANCE: Students in Early Childhood Care and Education, Cosmetology, Esthetician, and all Allied Healthprograms (except EMT) will be assessed an $11.00 malpractice insurance fee each Fall Semester. All RadiologyTechnology students MUST purchase professional liability insurance to provide protection in the clinicaleducation component of the program. Blanket coverage is available under the schools group policy at a verymodest cost.22Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Classroom Attendance Enrollment in the school presupposes that the student will attend all scheduled classes, laboratories andclinics. The Colleges attendance policies are described in detail in the Student Handbook. Note that a student issubject to dismissal is he or she is absent more than 10% of the hours a class or clinical assignment meets in aweek. For example, if the 15-week clinical rotation is 3 times a week or 315 hours, missing 31.5 hours or fourand a half days in a given semester is grounds for dismissal. Radiologic Technology is a profession that requiresresponsible individuals. Promptness is extremely important, and it is a goal of this program to prepare thestudent for the responsibilities of the profession. Classroom Attendance 1. Classes will begin at the scheduled time. It is your responsibility to be in class on time. Student s are expected to call at least fifteen minutes before class time if they are going to be late or absent. No phone calls or notes sent by friends, left on instructor’s desk or any other method other than actual communication with the faculty or appropriate allied health staff will be acceptable. 2. Absence from class cannot be made up, but the student will be responsible for all work missed, including class notes and outside assignments. 3. Any examination not taken on the assigned date and time may not be made up with out a Doctor’s or legal excuse for the absence. 4. Students who leave class early or who fail to appear for the next class period without notifying the instructor, will be marked with an unexcused absence and will be issued one demerit. 5. For additional attendance concern, note the MTC Handbook. 6. Failure to follow attendance guidelines will cause the issuance of demerits and possible dismissal from the program. Tardiness PolicyStudents must clock in to clinical before 8:00 am. Students that are fifteen minutes late must notify clinical siteand program director of tardiness. Students who accumulate three tardies must make up one hour of clinicaltime and will receive an issuance of one demerit.23Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Absentee FormStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for AbsencePersonnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________ Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Absentee FormStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for AbsencePersonnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________24Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Request for LeaveStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for leave:Personnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________ Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Request for LeaveStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for LeavePersonnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________25Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Tardy SlipStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for tardiness:Personnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________ Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Tardy SlipStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for tardiness:Personnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________26Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMClassroom Dress Code It is the belief of the program faculty that a professional appearance contributes greatly to a professionalimage for the student and the school. Prior to the start of classes each year, students will be required topurchase two sets of uniforms for class. All students must wear Caribbean Blue tops and Caribbean Blue pantsto class. Class uniforms cannot be worn outside classroom setting. The dress code is established to promote thisimage. During each classroom experience, the student is expected to: 1. Wear the appropriate clean and ironed uniform with student ID badges. All students must have Caribbean Blue tops and Caribbean Blue pants to class. 2. Wear white tee-shirts only under uniforms. (No turtle necks) 3. Wear clean white socks. 4. White tennis shoes only. Any brand 5. Students will refrain from wearing strong fragrances. 6. No visible body piercing of any kind.Sleeping PolicyThis program is a very strenuous program that requires your attendance and attention to be successful. Asstated in your syllabus, attendance is extremely important. As faculty members, we understand that you haveother responsibilities outside of school including families and jobs. As a radiology student, you need to care foryourself and ensure you have adequate rest to participate in the class and clinical activities safely at MTC andthe affiliate clinical sites.If you are not taking care of yourself and getting the proper rest, you cannot be considered safe in the classroom, clinical or lab setting. Sleeping in class is unacceptable behavior. From this point on, if you are caughtsleeping in class, you will be counted absent from the time the instructor notices until you awaken or class isdismissed. The instructor will not attempt to wake you up. This time will be counted towards the 10% classtime that you are allowed to miss. If you go over your 10% time due to sleeping, you will be withdrawn fromthe course.27Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMStudent Employment Policy In general, it is the belief of the program that outside employment, particularly the 1st year students,places an added burden on the student and reduces available study time; however, the program recognizes thestudents right to make his or her own decisions regarding outside employment. In no case may a student acceptemployment in the field of radiography in any clinical capacity until the fifth academic quarter of the program.Violation of this policy is grounds for dismissal. Student’s signature denotes compliance of this policy. Seeattached policy. Policy Students of Radiologic Technology are prohibited from accepting employment in any position that requires the use of ionizing radiation. Such prohibition shall remain in effect until the student has completed not less than four quarters of academic and clinical study in radiography.Purpose It is the purpose of this policy to assure that student didactic education and performance skills have advanced sufficiently to assure the safety of patients and personnel. It is further the purpose of this to assure that no student associated with the Moultrie Technical College Radiologic Technology program performs clinical radiography at a level by the program to be less than entry level unless adequately supervised in an instructional setting.Rationale Employment of students as radiographers: 1. Implies the absence of direct supervision, thus violating the educational standards of the program and accrediting agencies. 2. Is in consistent with the objectives of the curriculum, that is, to prepare graduates as entry-level radiographers. Students who have not completed at least four quarters of study have not reached a sufficient level of general clinical competency to meet entry-level standards.Guidelines Employment of students in radiology settings: 1. May take place after the completion of not less than four quarters of study in radiography. 2. Shall not interfere in any way with the clinical or didactic objectives of the program. Violation of this policy is grounds for dismissal from the program. It is the students responsibility to communicate the content and potential penalty of this to any prospective employer as necessary.Acknowledgement I, ________________________________, have received a copy of this policy. I agree to abide by its provisions and I understand that, failing this, I will be dismissed from the Program without recourse.Signed: __________________________________ Date: ______________________Witness:28Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMGRADING SYSTEMGrades are available on Banweb at the end of each semester. The rating scale and grade point value as follows:GRADE POINT VALUE • A = 90 - 100 Excellent 4 • B = 80 - 89 Good 3 • C = 70 - 79 Average 2 • D = 60 - 69 Poor 1 • F = 0 - 59 Failing 0 • I = Incomplete • W = Withdraw Not computed in GPA • WP = Withdraw Passing Not computed in GPA • WF = Withdraw Failing Computed in GPA as an “F” • EX = Credit by Exam Not computed in GPA • TR = Transfer Credit Not computed in GPAI: This indicates that a student has completed a substantial portion of the coursework; but for nonacademicreasons beyond the student’s control, has not completed the coursework required. An “I” not satisfactorilyremoved by the 10th day of the following semester will be changed to an “F.”IP: A grade of “IP” is assigned for work to be completed in the next semester where the student is in anindividual instructional setting. The course must be completed during the next semester unless otherwiseapproved by the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. If the grade of “IP” is not removed by the endof the semester and the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs doesnot approve an extension, a grade of “F” will be assigned.EX: This indicates that a student has exempted a course with MTC. Credit is given but no grade points arecalculated.TR: This indicates that a student has been given credit for coursework from another accredited postsecondaryinstitution which is the same or equivalent to coursework required in this college. Coursework to be consideredfor transfer credit must have a grade of “C” or better. Credit will be granted but no grade points will becalculated.W: This indicates that a student attended past the third day of the semester but has withdrawn within the firstfive weeks of a semester. No credit is given and no grade points will be calculated.WP: A “WP” is assigned when the student has formally withdrawn after the first five weeks of a semester witha passing grade. “WP” is not used in GPA calculations, but is used in hours attempted for financial aidacademic progress.WF: A “WF” is assigned when the student has formally withdrawn after the first five weeks of a semester andhad an average of “F” or is making unsatisfactory progress as defined by approved departmental policy at thetime of withdrawal. “WF” is used in GPA calculations, earns no credit hours, and carries 0 grade points for eachcredit hour attempted.AU: Audit/Warranty Claim is agreed upon between the student and the instructor prior to registration into thatclass. An “audit” carries no credit. Course requirements for audited classes are agreed upon by the student andinstructor prior to registration.29Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Grading Systems The school has implemented a grade system typical of that used in academic institutions as a means ofdescribing academic achievement. It is fully described in the Student Handbook. Please note that the AcademicRegulations for Practical Nursing shown in the Student Handbook also apply to students of RadiologicTechnology, except as follows: 1. Requirements for graduation include about 2850 hours of classroom and clinical instruction with a "C" average or better in each course of instruction and clinical practice. 2. The State of Georgia currently has not implemented licensing standards for Radiologic Technologists. Students graduating from accredited programs are eligible to sit for the national certification examination sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.Grievance Procedures Students can make a verbal complaint to any faculty or administrative staff member. The staff will respond to thecomplaint and try to resolve the matter as informally and at the lowest level possible. If the person making the complaintis not satisfied with the response of the faculty or staff member, he/she should file a formal complaint.Procedure for Filing Formal Grievance: 1. Complaints shall be addressed in writing to the head of the department in which the aggrieved party is enrolled. When possible, the complaint will be resolved in a timely manner by the program chair. At each level of the appeals process, parties will be given the opportunity to present witnesses and evidence to support statements. A record of the complaint, the resolution and the process used to adjudicate the matter will be filed in the student’s record in the department of the Office of Student Affairs, and a copy given to the President. 2. The aggrieved party who has had a complaint resolved by a program chair and is not satisfied with the resolution may appeal the adjudication to an appropriate administrator. The administrator may be the Dean for Academic Affairs, the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, or the Vice President for Student Affairs. The administrator will handle the appeal in a timely manner and forward proper documentation to the President. 3. The aggrieved party who is not satisfied with the administrator’s resolution of the complaint may appeal in writing to the President within three working days. The President will, in a timely manner, investigate and resolve, in writing, the complaint, making a record of the complaint, the resolution and process used to adjudicate the matter. Copies of the complaint and resolution will be filed appropriately. 4. The aggrieved party who is not satisfied with the President’s resolution may appeal to the local board in writing by submitting the appeal to the chairperson of the board of directors. The chairperson shall review the appeal with the appeals committee and shall schedule a committee-board meeting if the appeals committee so recommends. 5. 5. Any person who is not satisfied with the decision made by the local board shall have the right to file an appeal with the State Board at 1800 Century Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30345-4304. 6. Any person who is not satisfied with the decision made by the State Board shall have the right to file an appeal with the Council on Occupational Education, 41 Perimeter Center East, NE, Suite 640, Atlanta, Georgia 30346, (770) 396-3898, (800) 917-2081, Fax (770) 396-3790.30Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMConfidentialityThe confidentiality of all parties involved shall be upheld and respected throughout the grievanceprocess.Reprisal Against PlaintiffThere will be no reprisal, coercion, harassment, or other negative action or treatment against a student Program Graduation RequirementsStudents may graduate by fulfilling the College and Programmatic requirements in any Moultrie TechnicalCollege catalog under which he /she has been enrolled prior to graduation. College or Program changes,however, may take place in order to comply with accreditation requirements, or certification requirements, etc.To become a candidate for a degree, the student must file a formal application with the College’s Registrar’soffice at the beginning of the semester in which he/she expects to graduate.Students must have also fulfilled the entire requirements specific to the Radiologic Technology Program. Thisincludes having maintained a grade point average of at least 2.00, completed all general core courses, and allradiology courses with a grade of “C” or higher, completed all required hours in clinical, and be provencompetent of the expectations set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology.A student is eligible for graduation from a radiologic technology program if they are able to: • Perform basic mathematic functions; • Operate radiographic imaging equipment and accessory devices; • Position the patient and imaging system to perform radiographic examinations and procedures; • Modify standard procedures to accommodate patient’s condition and other variables; • Process images; • Determine exposure factors to obtain diagnostic quality images following the principles of ALARA; • Demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to quality assurance; • Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures. • Use oral and written communication skills; • Demonstrate knowledge of human structure, function and pathology; • Anticipate and provide basic patient care and comfort measures; • Apply principles of body mechanics; • Adapt exposure factors for various patient conditions, equipment, accessories and contrast media to maintain appropriate radiographic quality; • Practice radiation protection for the patient, self and others; • Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate applicable treatment including basic life-support procedures; • Evaluate radiographic images for appropriate positioning and image quality; • Evaluate the performance of radiographic systems, know the safe limits of equipment operation, and report malfunctions to the proper authorities;31Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMHarassmentSEXUAL HARASSMENTSexual harassment of any student or employee is prohibited. Students or employees who engage in sexualharassment on school premises - on or off school premises - at a school-sponsored activity will be subject to theappropriate disciplinary action, which may include suspension from MTC. Sexual harassment is any activity ofa sexual nature that is unwanted or unwelcome, including but not limited to, unwanted touching, pinching,patting, verbal comments of a sexual nature, sexual name-calling, pressure to engage in sexual activity, repeatedpropositions, and unwanted body contact. It is defined as a form of sex discrimination that is illegal under TitleIX of Education Amendments of 1972 for students. MTC will provide programs and literature for students topromote awareness of sexual harassment policies. NOTE: For more information regarding Technical CollegeSystem of Georgia policies, log on to www.tcsg.org.Sexual Offender RegistryFederal law requires educational institutions to provide students with information concerning registered sexoffenders in our service area. This information is available at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation website at thefollowing address: http://ganet.org/gbi/disclaim.html.32Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Formal Complaint FormDate: ____________________Person involved in complaint _____________________________________________Person making complaint: ______________________________________________Brief description of complaint:Person receiving complaint: _______________________________________Date: _____________________________Action:33Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMSolution:________________________________________ _____________________ Signature Date Procedure for making formal complaintsThe procedure for making a formal complaint is to first of all be willing to document the complaint in question. Next be willing to sitin a formal meeting with the individual of concern.34Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMProfessional Associations It is the position of the school that active participation in professional associations contributes positively tothe learning experience and is to be encouraged. State, regional and national associations exist to promoteRadiologic Technology, and each offers a very reasonable student membership fee. Some of the associationsworthy of consideration include: Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists (GSRT) American Society of Radiologic Technologists South Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologist The Program Director will provide additional background and information on these and other societiesduring the first semester.Library Services Moultrie Technical College has a fully staffed Media Center. Books, online computers and other resourcesare available for use by the students. The Program Director maintains a large collection of books, referencematerials, and periodicals that are available to students. Use of these resources is strongly encouraged and, infact, will be necessary in conducting the research required for some projects and papers. In addition, all three clinical education centers maintain some reference materials. These are available tostudents as per the policies of each center.HOLDINGS & HOURS } EACH CAMPUS LIBRARY’S HOLDINGS AND RESOURCES ARE REFLECTIVE OF THE PROGRAMS AT EACH CAMPUS. } EACH LIBRARY MAINTAINS OPERATIONAL HOURS THAT ARE REFLECTIVE OF THE UNIQUE NEEDS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDENT POPULATION ON EACH CAMPUS. } HARD COPIES OF RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS VIA INTERLIBRARY LOAN ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS. } STUDENTS MAY USE GALIEO TO ACCESS DIGITAL RESOURCES.LIBRARY ORIENTATION } TYPICALLY, STUDENTS TAKING COURSES ON MTC’S CAMPUSES ATTEND ON-CAMPUS ORIENTATIONS LED BY A LIBRARIAN. } DISTANCE EDUCATION AND DUALLY-ENROLLED STUDENTS ARE ORIENTED TO THE LIBRARY VIA THE LIBRARY ORIENTATION FOUND ON THE MTC WEBSITE.35Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMPlacement Services The Placement Office is available to all students seeking assistance in securing employment. In addition,the program maintains a bank of job and continuing education information for graduates. The programsubscribes to weekly periodicals that generally list a wide variety of radiography employment opportunitiesthroughout the country. The Program Director is available to assist with career counseling and placement;however, it must be clearly understood that no guarantee of placement is made.Professional Associations It is the position of the school that active participation in professional associations contributes positively tothe learning experience and is to be encouraged. State, regional and national associations exist to promoteRadiologic Technology, and each offers a very reasonable student membership fee. Some of the associationsworthy of consideration include: Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists (GSRT) American Society of Radiologic Technologists South Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologist The Program Director will provide additional background and information on these and other societiesduring the first semester.STUDENT CLUBSRoentgen Ray SocietyRoentgen Ray Society is an organization for Radiologic Technology students. The purpose of the organizationis to promote involvement in activities intended to foster, support and encourage the development ofprofessional attributes and affiliations among students of Radiologic Technology.Chapter Advisor – Alfred Jones - Industrial Drive Campus Buffie Spencer - Industrial Drive CampusStudent Leadership Council (SLC)SLC is an organization composed of representatives from each of the career programs. The purpose is to:36Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM • Coordinate and direct authorized student organizations and student activities. • Promote good college/community citizenship • Promote positive college morale • Provide a forum for student expressions • Promote the general welfare of the college • Provide a clear channel of communication between the faculty, administration, and student body • Chapter Advisors Robert Norman - Veterans Parkway Campus David Buckholts - Tifton CampusStudent Health Policy Student health and safety, and the health and safety of patients in the clinical environment must be ourfirst concern. All students are required to have a physical examination by their family physician before enteringthe clinical portion of the program. Should a student be injured while performing his or her duties at a clinical education center, he or sheMUST report the injury immediately to the clinical instructor who will assist the student in completing thenecessary documentation. In the case of injury warranting medical attention, the student may choose to visit thefacilitys emergency room, however, our agreements with each affiliating clinical site specifically preclude theprovision of free health services and the student is responsible for the payment of any medical servicesprovided. Each certificate, diploma or degree student is required to purchase students accident insurance on aquarterly basis while enrolled at Moultrie Technical College. Students must file all claims to the Office ofStudent Services or Administrative Services to. Students who are unable to report to a clinical assignment due to illness must contact the clinical instructornot later than 15 minutes after their scheduled starting time. Absence from the clinic for any reason will besubject to the same attendance policies as the college at large (see Student Handbook).Smoking PolicyMTC’s tobacco use guidelines specify that smoking is not allowed in the common areas such as reception areas,laboratories, classrooms, offices or student center. Students, faculty and staff are allowed to smoke outside thebuildings in designated areas. Dipping or chewing of tobacco products is also prohibited in any of the buildings,classrooms, laboratories, offices or student centerAll clinical sites have smoke free campuses. The Smoking policy shall be consistent with that of the Collegeand all affiliate medical centers through which the student rotates.37Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMSchedules SchedulesStudent schedules are arranged according to the educational objectives of the program. Students are expected toarrive for classes or clinical assignments on time, prepared, and dressed in appropriate attire Didactic SchedulesDidactic instruction takes place throughout the week. At the beginning of each semester, students areprovided with a complete class calendar, syllabi for each course and course outlines.Withdrawal Policy The admission and problem resolution policies of Moultrie Technical College are designed to minimizestudent withdrawal resulting from unmet expectations. Should a student be considered withdrawal for anyreason, he or she is urged to consult with the Program Director. Should withdrawal be inevitable, the studentshould submit his or her intent on the required form to the Program Director for signature. The form must thenbe presented to the Student Services Office as per instruction in the Student Handbook.38Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMLab Policies and Procedures RADIOLOGY Radiology Technology Classroom/Lab Safety Check List Date:__________________Time______________________Are First Aid supplies conveniently placed and checked regularly?______Are personal monitoring devices worn by students during energized lab exercise?______Are lead aprons located in lab and regularly checked?______Are emergency stops and circuit breakers easily accessible?______Are emergency stops and circuit breakers easily accessible?______Are MSDS notebook placed in a convenient location?______Are spill kits located in classroom/lab?______Is there a hazardous material container present?______Are emergency procedures planned and posted?______Do fire alarms and fire extinguishers meet local regulations?______Does the room have two exits?______Are exits clearly marked and free of obstacles?______Are all unsafe materials securely stored?______Are students trained in standard precautions techniques?______Are glass windows properly constructed with impregnated lead as needed?_____Is the room well lit______Does the processor have appropriate ventilation?______Is the x-ray equipment periodically checked by a physicist?______Are all electrical cords in safe working order?39Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Computer Lab Management Plan 1. This is a regulated facility for use by Moultrie Technical College students, faculty and staff only. 2. Intentional damage to or theft of lab supplies, equipment or furnishings will be dealt with by the Sheriff’s office. Violators will be arrested and prosecuted. 3. The viewing of pornographic or sexually oriented graphics on computers owned by the State of Georgia is illegal and is prohibited. Offenders will face disciplinary action, and will be permanently banned from the lab. 4. Lab management instructors reserve the right to determine appropriate use of the facility and its equipment. 5. Users must show current MTC identification to lab staff upon request. 6. No food or drink (including water) is allowed in the lab at any time. Food or drinks brought into the lab must be left on the table by the door or outside. 7. Installation of files on lab computers is prohibited. Hard drives will be erased on a regular basis. 8. The copying of software is prohibited and usually illegal. 9. The lab does not distribute software, nor offer technical support for home computing. 10. Laser Printers are currently free for reasonable student usage. 11. Professional business manners are required of everyone. 12. Disruptive individuals will be ejected from the lab by security. 13. Please keep the lab in a library-like atmosphere. Please keep voices down. 14. Children are not allowed in computer labs.40Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM LAB MANAGEMENTGUIDELINES FOR ENERGIZED LABConduct in Laboratory 1. No food or drink containers are allowed in lab. 2. No mishandling of Equipment 3. Horse play is not permitted at any time in the classroom or lab. 4. When the fire alarm sounds, leave the building immediately. 5. Keep a clear pathway to the exits. 6. Disinfect table following each use. 7. No idle chattering and outburst while in the lab while testing, lecturing or demonstrations. 8. Do not place student/Faculty in and unsafe condition. 9. Perform laboratory work only when your instructor is present in the lab or classroom. Unauthorized or unsupervised laboratory work not allowed. 10. Any laboratory accident, however small, should be reported immediately to your instructor.Basic Operation of Equipment 1. Turn machine on/off. 2. Perform Tube warm-up if unit has not been in use within two hours. Close Collimators. 3. Always select appropriate technical factors. 4. Avoid prolong rotor activation prior to exposure 5. Use appropriate locks to move table, tube, and upright bucky. 6. Wear personal film badge when in the lab area and the equipment is energized. 7. Return equipment, manikins, positioning aides, and image receptors to their perspective locations. 8. Close all exterior doors before making exposures. 9. Follow standards for radiation protection of personnel and patients. 10. Know the location and use of all safety equipment, equipment emergency stops, and circuit breakers.Handling Laboratory Chemical 1. Check chemical labels twice to make sure you have the correct substance. Some chemical formulas and names differ by only a letter or number. Pay attention to the hazard classifications shown on the label. 2. In case of a chemical spill on your skin or clothing rinse the affected area with plenty of water. If the eyes are affected water-washing must begin immediately and continue for 10 to 15 minutes or until professional assistance is obtained. 3. When discarding used chemicals, carefully follow the instructions provided.41Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMRadiation Safety PoliciesStandards for Radiation Protection As noted above, the program adheres to the principle of A.L.A.R.A. in all matters involving exposure to ionizingradiation. Didactic instruction in radiographic exposure and radiation protection focuses on the use of technical factors,methods and devices that will minimize both patient and occupational exposure to radiation. Whenever possible, standardsfor radiation protection will be measurable and verifiable. It is the policy of the program that all students at any of the five clinical education centers shall: Standard 1 Use technical factors that will deliver the lowest possible dose of radiation consistent with the production of quality diagnostic radiographs. Standard 2 Employ gonadal shielding on all patients of childbearing age regardless of the anatomic region under examination unless such shielding obscures the immediate area of interest. Standard 3 Verify on all female patients of childbearing age the potential for pregnancy through inquiry regarding the date of the last menstrual period. Standard 4 Demonstrate collimation by displaying at least two unexposed borders on all radiographs. Use of an automatically adjusted field size with PBL is not sufficient to meet this standard. Standard 5 Never use the fluoroscope as a positioning aid. Standard 6 Without exception perform repeat radiographs only under direct supervision of a qualified technologist. Standard 7 Not expose themselves to direct or indirect radiation by physically restraining patients or holding cassettes during procedures. Standard 8 Perform radiography only upon the order of a physician. Standard 9 Students assisting in fluoroscopic examination s must wear lead aprons, lead gloves must be worn if their hands are in the primary beam, insuring that lead aprons are made available to all personnel participating in fluoroscopic exam. Standard 10 Student must wear lead aprons during mobile radiography and insure lead aprons are made available to all personnel participating in exam Note that failing to meet all of these standards when performing a procedure for clinical competency will result inautomatic failure of that competency.Radiation Monitoring Policy The program and medical director support the position that exposure to ionizing radiation should be kept as low aspossible (A.L.A.R.A.) and, ideally, should not reach 1/5 of the annual recommended MPD for persons occupationallyexposed over the entire two-year curriculum. Procedure: All students shall adhere to the following radiation monitoring procedure:42Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM 1. All students will receive personal OSL (film badges). These are to be worn whenever the student is in the clinical setting. Students are responsible for the safety and security of their badge. Each student must exercise care to prevent loss or damage of OSL. 2. Student badge is to be worn on the collar. If wearing a lead apron, the student should wear the badge outside of the apron on the collar. The badge holder must face forward to obtain an accurate radiation measurement 3. Students who fail to wear OSL in clinical setting will be sent home. The student will receive an issuance of demerit(s). When the student rotates to another clinical site, it is the students responsibility to take his/her current badge. 4. Students who receive an unsafe OSL reading will be advised by the Program Director. The student will follow the Student Dose Limit Protocol. 5. Student must turn in mentoring devise to Clinical Coordinator at the end of each month. Students who fail to wear updated film badge will receive an issuance of a demerit. 6. Dosimeters must not be exposed to excessive heat or moisture. If the dosimeter is taken home, never leave in in the car, place it in the washer or dryer, or in close proximity of a television set.Student Radiation Exposure ReportsThe object of the ALARA program is to maintain radiation exposure at the lowest possible levels this programis based on the principle that radiation exposure is not free of risk and therefore, radiation exposure should bekept to levels well below the limits allowed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (5rem or 5000mrem peryear). Student’s exposure must not exceeds more than 250 mrem/calendar quarter or 0.250 rem/calendarquarterThe program faculty, in conjunction with medical director, meets periodically to review badge reports accordingto specific exposure level guidelines. Results of the radiation monitoring will be available at the end of eachmonth, immediately upon receipt of the report. It is the responsibility of students to view their individualmonitoring result and place their initials on the report.Student Dose Limit ProtocolIn the event that any student’s exposure exceeds more than 250 mrem/calendar quarter or 0.250 rem/calendarquarter, the student will be individually counseled by the program Director and Radiation Safety Officer. TheOccupational dose equivalent limits for adults are: 1. .Annual Limit a. Total effective dose equivalent being equal to 50mSv (5rem). b. The sum of the deep dose equivalent and the committed dose equivalent to any individual organ or tissue other than the lens of the eye being equal to 0.5 Sv (50rem). 2. .Annual Limit to the lens of the eye, skin and extremities are a. Eye dose equivalent of 150 mSv (15 rem) b. Shallow dose equivalent of 500 mSv (50rem) to the skin or any extremity.43Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMA Student Exposure Report will be completed by the RSO on any student who receives more than 2.5 mSv(250 rem) in one calendar quarter. Students should not receive more than 10 mSv (1000 mrem) in one calenderyear. Students must employ safe radiation protection techniques for the patient, self and others duringradiographic exposures. See Appendix A for Student Exposure Report Form.Student Safety PracticesStudents will follow state regulations regarding safe operation of radiation-generating equipment will befollowed in all education settings. Students will be under the direct supervision of licensed radiographer whenperforming radiographs in the energized laboratory and at clinical sites until the student achieves competency.DIRECT SUPERVISION of a registered technologist means that the technologist is present in the radiographicroom with the student during the examination. The student satisfied of his/her level of proficiency in theperformance of the procedure, requests a final competency evaluation from the clinical instructor, programdirector, or approved staff registered technologist. After the student satisfactorily obtains competency, thestudent is allowed to perform similar competencies under indirect supervision. Indirect supervision is definedas: The technologist is READILY AVAILABLE and in HAILING-DISTANCE, but not necessarily in theradiographic room at the time of the examination. Students will be under the indirect supervision of licensedradiographer when performing radiographs in the energized laboratory or in the clinical site setting after thestudent achieves competency. Students are to stand behind the lead-lined control area of a radiographic roomwhen making an exposure. All doors leading into a radiographic room from a public corridor are to be closedprior to making an exposure. Students must wear radiation OSL badge when in any energized lab.Pregnancy PolicyStudents who become pregnant in the radiology program have the option of continuing in the program untilphysically unable to continue or withdraw from the program for the duration of the pregnancy. It isrecommended that students who become pregnant during the two year curriculum: 1. Voluntarily disclose pregnancy to the program director. 2. Present a statement from her obstetrician confirming her ability to continue in the program. 3. Wear two personal radiation-monitoring devices (one on the collar and one over the abdomen). 4. The student may choose the option to voluntarily withdraw the pregnancy disclosure in a written statement.Every effort will be made to minimize the student’s exposure to ionizing radiation during the gestational periodand in no instance will it be permitted to exceed the current standard of 500 mrem; however, in the interest ofproviding a uniform, structured and comprehensive educational experience, clinical assignments and rotationswill not be altered for a pregnant student. All female students of childbearing age must read the policystatement entitled “Occupational Radiation Exposure of Fertile Women” included in the Handbook underappendix II. The student’s signature on the Handbook acknowledgement Sheet is considered verification ofcompliance with this requirement.Didactic and clinical assignments missed as a result of the maternity leave must be made up in order to fulfillthe graduation requirements.44Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMOccupational Radiation Exposure of Fertile Women Policy StatementI. Introduction The Moultrie Technical College, in conjunction with its Affiliating Clinical Education Centers,recognizes that female students of Radiologic Technology who become pregnant are concerned about theeffects of radiation on their fetus. For this reason, it is felt that a statement of policy concerning the duties ofcontinued enrollment of such students is advisable. The purpose of this policy is to provide maximumprotection to the fetus without adversely impacting the clinical education experience.II. Estimate of Risk The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) has reviewed the literatureconcerning hazards to the fetus from radiation exposure, and has published its findings as report #53 (Review ofNCRP Radiation Dose Limit for Embryo and Fetus in Occupationally Exposed Women - 1977). The NCRP found that there is no direct evidence of increased birth defects or childhood leukemia orother cancers at the exposure levels normally encountered in medical institutions. Some estimates may beobtained by means of extrapolation of high-dose data, or from animal studies, but it must be realized that suchextrapolations are subject to considerable uncertainty. Using "worst case" data obtained from several studies,NCRP found the following: A. Birth Defects The natural incidence of birth defects is about 40, 0000 cases per 1,000,000 pregnancies. If all 1,000,000 women were given an exposure of 0.5R (500mr) to the fetus, there would be an additional 10 cases (for a total of 40,010) B. Childhood Leukemia The natural incidence of childhood leukemia (during first 10 years of life) is about 1,000 cases per year per 1,000,000 pregnancies. If all 1,000,000 women were given an exposure of 0.5R (500mr) to the fetus, there would be an additional 35 cases per year (for a total of 1,035) It should be emphasized that these numbers represent "worst case" estimates, and the actual incidencemay be far less. Statistical fluctuations will mask even these estimates, which have made direct observationimpossible as of now. It should also be noted that these estimates are based on an exposure of 0.5R to the fetus. Because ofattenuation due to the tissue between the mothers skin and the fetus, the surface exposure required to deliver0.5R to the fetus will be much higher. In the case of diagnostic X-ray and laboratory personnel, the surfaceexposure would have to be on the order of 2 or 3R. For nuclear medicine and radiation therapy personnel whodeal with higher energy radiation, the surface exposure would have to be approximately 1R. It is the surfaceexposure that is recorded by the individuals film badge.II. Policy45Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM In light of the information described above, the policy of the Moultrie Technical College RadiologicTechnology Program regarding radiation exposure to pregnant students is as follows: A. During the entire gestational period, the maximum permissible exposure to the fetus should not exceed 0.5R. B. In order to help achieve this goal, it is mandatory that all students use protective devices (such as lead aprons), during fluoroscopy and mobile radiography. C. Two personnel radiation-monitoring devices (film badges) shall be worn: the first G1 badge is to be worn outside any protective device at the level of the upper thorax. The second G8 badge is to be worn at waist level beneath any protective device. D. Pregnant students will not routinely be re-assigned to non-occupationally exposed area (clerical, file room). E. Pregnant students will not be excused from performing their normal duties (such as fluoroscopy), since past records indicate that occupational exposures from these procedures to not represent any demonstrable hazard to the fetus.Questions regarding this policy should be addressed to the Program Director or the Colquitt Regional MedicalCenter Radiation Safety Officer, C. Matthew Paine, MD.46Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMTextbooks Prior to the start of classes each year the faculty reviews and selects textbooks that meet the needs of thecourses they teach. In some cases, textbooks may change from one year to the next, or a given book may bereleased in a new edition. It is the responsibility of the student to purchase all assigned books. The required textbooks for the fullprogram costs approximately $500.00. At the present time, the State of Georgia reimburses textbook expensesin the amount of $100.00 per semester; therefore, students who remain in the program will, over time, recovertheir initial outlay. Students may choose, at their own option, to purchase other reference books to assist them in theirstudies. Questions concerning the potential value of any reference should be referred to the Program Director. Radiologic Technology Program Book List 2012 Core ClassesALHS 1090 - Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences nd Eagle, S.. (2011). Medical Terminology in a Flash: A Multiple Learning Style Approach. (2 ). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis.BIOL 2113 - Anatomy and Physiology I th Applegate, E.. (2011). The Anatomy and Physiology Learning System. (4 ). Philadelphia, PA: SaundersBIOL 2114 - Anatomy and Physiology II th Applegate, E..(2011). The Anatomy and Physiology Learning System. (4 ). Philadelphia, PA: SaundersCOMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers Custom Program for CIS: Go! with Microsoft Office 2010 Moultrie Technical CollegeENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric nd Bullock, R.. (2009). The Norton Field Guise to Writing. (2 ). New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company.ENGL 2130 - American Literature Perkins, George and Barbara Perkins. (2009). The American Tradition in Literature. (Shorter 12th). Boston: McGraw Hill.MATH 1111 - College Algebra th Blitzer, R.. (2009). College Algebra with Student Solutions Manual and MyMathLab.(5 ). Upper Saddle, NJ:Prentice Hall.PSYC 1101 - Introductory Psychology ( th Kalat, J.. (2011). Introduction to Psychology. (9 ). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co.47Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Curriculum Classes Book ListRADT 1010 - Introduction to Radiology Adler, A. & Carlton, R.. (2007). Introduction to radiography and patient care. (4th). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.RADT 1030 - Radiographic Procedures IRADT 1060 - Radiographic Procedures IIRADT 2090 - Radiographic Procedures III Frank, Long & Smith. (2012). Merrills atlas of radiographic positions and radiographic procedures. (12th). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.RADT 1070 - Principles of Imaging IRADT 1160 - Principles of Imaging II Adler, A. & Carlton, R. (2013). Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and a Science. (4th). CliftonRADT 1200 - Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection Forshier, Steve . (2009). Essentials of Radiation, Biology and Protection. (2nd). Clifton Park: Delmar. http://www.cengage.com/cengage/productlist.do?disciplinenumber=366&courseid=DRT08&codeid=W17P&sortBy= copyrightYear&sortByShow=allRADT 2190 - Radiographic Pathology Eisenberg, R. & Johnson, N.. (2007). Comprehensive radiographic pathology. (4th). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.RADT 1320 - Clinical Radiography IRADT 1330 - Clinical Radiography IIRADT 2340 - Clinical Radiography IIIRADT 2350 - Clinical Radiography IVRADT 2360 - Clinical Radiography V Frank, Long & Smith. (2012). Merrills atlas of radiographic positions and radiographic procedures. (12th). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.RADT 2260 - Radiologic Technology Review Adler, A. & Carlton, R.. (2007). Introduction to radiography and patient care. (4th). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders. Frank, Long & Smith. (2012). Merrills atlas of radiographic positions and radiographic procedures. (12th). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Forshier, Steve . (2009). Essentials of Radiation, Biology and Protection. (2nd). Clifton Park: Delmar. Eisenberg, R. & Johnson, N.. (2007). Comprehensive radiographic pathology. (4th). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.48Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMPART II - CLINICAL EDUCATIONIntroduction The clinical learning experience is the cornerstone of education in Radiologic Technology. The clinicalsetting is where a student truly develops the skills and abilities of a competent radiographer. The clinical facilityalso provides the "classroom" to nurture the sense of professional responsibility so essential in all those whoenter careers in healthcare. The Radiologic Technology Program operates on a competency-based principle. Allclinical experiences are geared to achieve a goal of entry-level practitioner. The evaluation criteria usedthroughout the clinical learning experience are designed to measure progress toward this goal. The responsibilities involved in performing optimal diagnostic radiography and delivering quality patientcare necessitate strict adherence to policies and procedures governing clinical performance and evaluation. PartII of this Handbook is intended to provide students with clear, concise information regarding MoultrieTechnical Colleges program for clinical education, its standards, requirements and guidelines.49Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Clinical RotationsAt the present time, four hospitals have been contracted to serve as major clinical education sites for theRadiologic Technology Program. These are Brooks County Hospital, Quitman, GA Colquitt Regional MedicalCenter in Moultrie, Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, FLA., Tift RegionalMedical Center, Tifton, Ga. West Campus, Tifton, GA (All students must expect to spend some time at each ofthese facilities. Transportation to and from the clinical site is the responsibility of the student.The clinical component of the program consists of approximately 1850 hours divided by 5 semesters. Studentswill be assigned to each clinical site for not less than a total of two semesters at some time during the two-yearcurriculum. The schedule of assignments is at the discretion of the program director.Senior students are also required to participate in weekend and evening clinical rotations beginning the fallsemester of the second year of clinical. The health professions are 24-hour, 7 day a week careers. Exposure tosuch "real life" settings promotes the growth of independence, improves decision-making capabilities andexpands student skills in more emergent situations. Clinical Education Regulations Clinical education regulations are designed to provide guidance for the student in appropriate professionalbehavior. The student is expected to: 1. Be prompt in attendance in the clinical area (see clinical attendance policies), 2. Adhere to the dress codes that are stated in the Handbook, 3. Successfully complete all clinical competency evaluations as required, 4. Demonstrate courtesy, compassion, and professional attitude toward all patients, 5. Demonstrate courtesy and respect technologists, physicians, other health professionals, employees, visitors and fellow students, and 6. Maintain absolute confidentiality of patient information at all times.50Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Pre Clinical RequirementOnce the student has been accepted into the Radiology Technology Program he/she will be required to obtain: 1. Submit Criminal Background check and Drug Screen Test to Debbie Craft, Director of Allied Health Service, prior to being admitted to any clinical site. Failure to do so will result in withdrawal of the student from the program. 2. Submit a Physical Examination medical report to Clinical Coordinator. 3. Have a film badge. (Film badge will be order by Clinical Coordinator, once student has been accepted into the program) 4. Obtain Right and Left lead marker with student’s initials. $20.00 estimated cost 5. Purchase selected uniform for this program. 6. The prescribed uniform must be ordered from the Healthware Uniform Shop 2201 US Highway 41 N, Tifton, Georgia 31794. The contact information is (229) 382-5666 in at least 4 weeks prior to the first clinical rotation. It is recommended that all students purchase: 7. Three sets of uniforms for clinical, (3 White pants, 3 Caribbean Blue tops) 3 white socks and a white lab coat. 8. Three Sets of uniforms for class, (2 Caribbean Blue pants, 2 Caribbean Blue tops) Uniform Prices Per item: Shirt $14.00 Cargo Pants $19.00 Lab Coat $17.00 Shoes $34.00Students should not obtain any of the above items until notified by the ClinicalCoordinator.51Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Clinical Dress Code It is the belief of the program faculty that a professional appearance contributes greatly to a professionalimage for the student and the school. Clinical uniform cannot be worn outside clinical or classroom setting.The dress code is established to promote a professional image. During each clinical experience, the student isexpected to: 1. Wear the appropriate clean and ironed uniform with nametag. All students must wear Caribbean Blue tops and white pants to clinic. 2. Wear white tee-shirts only under uniforms. (No turtle necks) 3. Wear clean white stockings without runs (support hose are recommended) or white socks. Males will wear white socks. (no logo is allowed on socks) 4. Wear clean polished white shoes. Shoes are selected by Clinical Instructor at the Uniform Outlet in Moultrie. All white New Balance or Sketchers athletic shoes are permitted. 5. Wear personnel monitoring devices in the vicinity of the upper thorax. 6. Wear only one ring per hand (no elaborate settings). No more than ONE pair of small stud earrings is allowed, and absolutely no dangling or overly large earrings or bracelets are permissible. Male students are not permitted to wear any type of earring(s). 7. Hair should be clean and if longer than shoulder length, pulled up. (Bands should match the color of your hair.) 8. No outlandish hair ornaments. ( i.e., hair jewelry, hair band, color bows) 9. No outlandish hair colors (i.e., loud red, blue, green, purple, gold, orange etc.) 10. No visible piercing or gauging of earlobe(s) (not included in # 6) will be permitted (i.e., nose, eyebrow, tongue, etc.) 11. No visible tattoos. All tattoos MUST BE COVERED AT ALL TIMES IN CLINICAL SETTINGS. 12. Students cannot attend clinical unless they follow the dress code. Clinical Instructors are instructed to dismiss students who do not follow the dress code. Once the student is incompliance with the Radiology dress code, he or she may return to clinical. All missed time must be made up. Healthware Uniform Shop 2201 US Highway 41 N, Tifton, Georgia 31794. The contact information is (229) 382-5666 in atleast 4 weeks prior to the first clinical rotation. A. It is strongly recommended that all students purchase 5 sets of uniforms (3 Whitepants, 2 Caribbean Blue pants, 5 Caribbean Blue tops) 5 white socks and a white lab coat. Students will refrain from wearing strong fragrances (which can be especially objectionable to patients).Dangling or pendulous jewelry presents a serious hazard as it may be grabbed or caught in equipment, andshould not be worn. Clear or natural nail polish is considered acceptable if desired. Students will not consume food or beverages, or chew gum in the clinical area at any time.52Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Ethics and Clinical Conduct Appropriate ethical conduct is an essential component of the health care professionals role. Inrelationships with fellow students, staff and most especially, patients, ethical conduct must be maintained. The student technologist, in the course of his or her clinical rotation, will receive substantial privilegedinformation regarding patients. These are confidential communications that MUST NOT BE REPEATEDOUTSIDE OF THE WORK SETTING FOR ANY REASON. Violation of confidential communications isgrounds for immediate dismissal from the program. Under no circumstances may a student access any patientrecord unless it is in direct relation to an immediate clinical need. All patients with whom the student comes into contact will be treated with respect and dignity. Thestudent is expected to make every effort to promote the patients safety, preserve modesty and increase comfortand security. In addressing patients, staff, physicians, program faculty and other hospital professional, titles appropriateto the setting (i.e. "Dr.", "Mr.", etc.) are required. Discipline/Dismissal Students in the health professions have a special obligation to conduct themselves in a manner consistentwith safe patient care, confidentiality and respect for those with whom they work in the clinical setting.Therefore, any student found in violation of program and/or hospital policies may be subject to discipline ordismissal according to the severity and/or frequency of the violation. In addition to those regulations set for in the Student Handbook, gross violations of the program orhospital policies which might place patients, the student, fellow students and/or staff, or visitors to the hospitalin grave danger may cause the immediate dismissal of the student from the clinical site at the discretion of theprogram director in consultation with the Moultrie Technical College Administration. Note that a studentdismissed from a clinical component of the program is ineligible to continue the academic portion. Lesser violations (i.e. Dress code violations, inappropriate conduct, etc.) may be subject to consultationand delegation of demerits for that offense. Students receiving three demerits in a clinical course will result ina reduction of one letter grade during that semester or course of the offense. An accumulation of nine demeritsthroughout the two-year period will cause termination from the program (see form in Appendix IV). Thestudent’s signature is verification of compliance and understanding of this policy.53Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Causes for disciplinary action and/or dismissal include, but may not be limited to: 1. Conviction under any criminal code or law. 2. Possession, storage, use of or evidence of being under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance while on hospital premises. 3. Material falsification of personal, medical or other records. 4. Gross incompetence. 5. Insubordination. 6. Willful damage, gross negligence with regard to, or unauthorized removal of school or hospital property or the property of another person. 7. Violation of attendance policies. 8. Breach of confidentiality (as described under General Rules of Conduct). 9. Accepting gratuities for service 10. Breaches of academic honesty policy (as described above). Academic discipline (as described above).54Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Demerit Check SheetRadiologic Technology Program students enrolled at Moultrie Technical College will be subject to the following code of discipline.The appropriate faculty member is responsible for checking the appropriate infraction below and if necessary describing the situationon the next page. Clinical One Demerit One demerit will be issued: □ Failure to notify instructor/supervisor of absence or extended tardy . □ Failure to comply with program/institution dress code. □ Performance of previous acquired competencies at less than acceptable standards (as indicated by competency check-offs). □ Unprofessional conduct requiring written notification of the specific unprofessional conduct. □ Failure to be in assigned area at designated time (8:00). □ Three (3) tardies in one semester. □ Failure to follow policies and procedures listed in the Moultrie Technical College Student Handbook and the Radiology Student Handbook. □ Neglecting responsibilities: (circle one) a. Not maintaining your assigned clinical station. b. Avoiding procedures that are a part of your assignment. c. Little or no effort to assist other students or clinical staff. d. Ignoring patient needs Three Demerits Three demerits will be issued upon: □ Second offense of any one demerit item noted previously. □ Any act of carelessness regarding patient care or equipment use. □ Leaving without permission from an assigned clinical area. □ Failing to provide prior notification of absence from an assigned clinical area. □ Clocking/signing IN or OUT or having someone clock/sign you IN or OUT that misrepresent you being actually present and prepared to assume your responsibilities or represents time that was not actually spent in clinical performance. Dismissal 1. Any act of significant consequence (s) to patient (s), employee (s) or property may be grounds for immediate dismissal of the student. 2. Accumulations of nine demerits. 3. Third offense of unprofessional conduct. The assignment of three (3) demerits in a clinical course will result in the clinical grade being dropped one letter grade during the semester or course of the offense. If you accure additional55Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM demerits the following semester they will have a bearing on the overall accumulative number of demerits. But only the demerits received that semester will have a bearing on the clinical grade for that semester. Demerits will accumulate through the entire length of the program (2 years). The accumulation of nine (9)demerits will result in dismissal from the program. Any student may request due process in accordance with Moultrie Technical College’s “Grievances and the Right of Personal Appeal Procedures” published in the Moultrie Technical College Student Handbook. Please be aware that some allied health programs may have requirements or constraints specific to that program. Accumulation of Demerits Demerits will accumulate throughout your tenure in the program. Demerits from each semester will accumulate and an accumulation of nine(9) demerits will cause your termination from the program. However, clinical demerits accumulated in one semester will cause a grade reduction and be carried over to subsequent semester, but will not cause a grade reduction in the subsequent semester s. Numbers of clinical demerits issued this incident _____________. Number of clinical demerits accumulated to date (includes today’s infraction: _________. The assignment of demerits in a course will have a negative influence on the work ethics grade. This may have a bearing on your ability to seek gainful employment since your work ethic grade is an integral part of your transcript. Use this section for making appropriate comments about the issued demeritsStudent Comments ( check box ) Faculty comments□ I do concur□ I don not concur______________________________________ _______________Student Signature: Current Date_______________________________________ _____________Faculty Signature: Current Date______________________________________ _______________56Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMWitness( recommended if student refuses to sign) Current DateI ______________________________________ have received a copy of the Demerit Checksheet and fully understand its content.Also, I am aware of the College’s attendance policy found in the Moultrie Technical College Student Handbook. Notethat a student is subject to dismissal if he or she is absent more than 10% of the hours a class or clinical assignment meetsin a semester.Signed: _____________________________________ Date: ____________________Witness: ______________________________________ Date: ____________________57Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Clinical Attendance Enrollment in the school presupposes that the student will attend all scheduled classes, laboratories andclinics. The Colleges attendance policies are described in detail in the Student Handbook. Note that a student issubject to dismissal is he or she is absent more than 10% of the hours a class or clinical assignment meets in aweek. For example, if the 15-week clinical rotation is 4.5 times a week or 315 hours, missing 31.5 hours or fourpoint five days in a given semester is grounds for dismissal. Students who miss 10% of clinical time will not beallowed not be dropped from clinical. He or she must go through the proper channels to be reinstated intoclinical. Radiologic Technology is a profession that requires responsible individuals. Promptness is extremelyimportant, and it is a goal of this program to prepare the student for the responsibilities of the profession. Clinical Practice Attendance Chronic tardiness and/or absenteeism are not acceptable in the clinical area, and may result in probation, suspension or dismissal. The following apply to clinical practice attendance. 1. Student will report to clinical practice ON TIME. If student is going to be late for clinical practice, he/she must call in, before check-in time, to the clinical instructor and program faculty. Students cannot change clinical sites because they are tardy. Students cannot perform clinical at an unassigned site because they are late or missed their transportation to their assigned clinical site. 2. If a student is going to be absent from clinical practice, she/he must call the clinical facility and the Moultrie Technical School before 8:00 A.M. If no call is made, the student will be given one or more demerits. 3. All clinical time that is missed must be made up prior to the end of the semester in which the student is absent. Student make-up time is to be scheduled by the clinical coordinator. Students failing to make up clinical on the assigned make-up day will receive an “I” (incomplete and must make-up the time after the end of the semester. Failure to make up the time by the end of the semester will result in an incomplete grade in clinical practice for the semester. If the time is not made-up within 10 days after the next semester begins, the students will receive an “F” in clinical practice. (note: MTC Handbook) 4. Students that leave their assigned clinical area without permission from the Radiologic Technology Program faculty or the clinical instructor will have the assignment considered as abandoned. The student will marked as having an unexcused absence for the time and will be issued demerit according to the severity of the infraction. 5. All time missed must be made-up at the clinical site the time was missed. 6. All missed time must be made up in clinical area the time was missed. 7. A make-up slip must be turned in with the clock in/clock out time, date, and shift supervisor’s signature.58Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM 8. Students must attend clinical at 8:00 A.M. for makeup time, unless make- time is 30 minutes to 3 hours total make-up time. 9. Students must use his/her judgment about travel condition in the event of severe rain storm. Students may travel to the nearest clinical site and contact clinical instructor or program director, and wait for further instructions. 10. Student must document their lunch time. A technologist must sign the students in and out at lunch time. Lunch time for is dependent upon the clinical site. The lunch time for the following clinical facilities are: TMH – 30 minutes CMC – 40 minutes TRM – 30 minutes BCH - 30 minutes West Campus- 30 minutes Students who extend their lunch time must receive permission from floor coordinator or clinical instructor. Student receives prior. Failure to notify clinical instructor and floor coordinator will result in the issuance of a demerit. 11. For additional concerns regarding attendance please note the DEMERIT CHECK SHEET.59Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Absentee FormStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for AbsencePersonnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________ Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Absentee FormStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for AbsencePersonnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________60Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Request for LeaveStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for leave:Personnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________ Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Request for LeaveStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for LeavePersonnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________61Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Tardiness PolicyStudents must clock in to clinical before 8:00 am. Students that are fifteen minutes late must notify clinical siteand program director of tardiness. Students who accumulate three tardies must make up one hour of clinicaltime and will receive an issuance of one demerit.62Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Tardy SlipStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for tardiness:Personnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________ Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Tardy SlipStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for tardiness:Personnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________63Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMClinical Grading System Evidence of achievement of clinical course objectives will be determined as follows: Bi-Weekly Performance Evaluations with a score of not less than 50%) 70 points (less than 60 = no points toward final average) 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Semester 7 Bi-Weekly 3rd Semester 4 Bi-Weekly Task Evaluation (1st semester Only) 40% Tri-Weekly Performance Evaluations 2nd, 4th, 5th Semester 5 Tri-Weekly 3rd Semester 3 Tri-Weekly Satisfactory completion of the specified number of clinical 10% competencies TOTAL 100%Grading PolicyCourse averages will be reported as letter grades according to the scale below. Placement exam scores have nobearing on letter grade assignments.A 90-100B 80-89C 70-79D 60-69F 0-59Work Ethics GradesAdditionally, Work Ethics grades will be assigned on the MTC 3-point system.3 points Exceeds Expectations2 points Meets Expectations1 point Needs Improvement 0 points Unacceptable64Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Bi- Weekly Clinical Performance Evaluation Clinical performance is determined by evaluation. The students use and care of equipment, application ofknowledge, progress, quality of work, ability in following directions, technique, positioning, industry andenergy, attendance, attitudes and cooperation, appearance, reaction to criticism, self image, interest in clinical,education, tact and courtesy, and patient care influence the evaluation. The evaluation is measured on a scale of6 - 3 point scale in each performance category. A minimum of 70 points must be earned on each evaluation. Apoint score of less than 70 indicates inadequate performance in that clinical rotation. If the students overallaverage for all evaluations at mid-term is below 70 points, he or she will be placed on probation until the end ofthe semester. The instructor(s) will discuss areas of needed improvement with the student. If, at the end of thesemester, the students point score average remains below 70, the clinical performance will be deemedunsatisfactory. Successful completion of each clinical course is a prerequisite to admission to the next clinicalcourse, therefore failure, will result in dismissal from the program. A minimum of four Bi–Weekly evaluationsmust be obtained at the end of each quarter. Failure to obtain the four Bi-Weekly will result in the reduction ofclinical grade. Students have the right to know exactly what criteria are used to assess performance, and they have theobligation to familiarize themselves with these criteria. Clinical Performance Skills are established andmeasured for each rotation according to the following criteria: Clinical Performance Skills Performance skills are evaluated at the conclusion of each two-week clinical room assignment accordingto the following criteria established for each task. Note that in order for performance to standard to be elevatedto the next level; all the positive aspects of the previous level should also be attained. Bear in mind that thepractice of radiography follows a progressive process of skill development and students in the earlier rotationsshould not be expected to have achieved advanced technical abilities.65Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE Radiology Program Bi-Weekly FormSTUDENT’S NAME_______________________________DATE________Rotation__________SCORE________Place a check mark in the appropriate square. Place a score to the right of each section. Tally score at the bottom of eachsection.Evaluation Criteria 6 5 4 3 ScoreUSE AND CARE Excellent use and Good use and Fair use and Poor use of careOF EQUIPMENT: care of equipment care of care of of equipment equipment equipmentAPPLICATION OF EXCELLENT GOOD FAIR UNACCEPTAKNOWLEDGE: BLEPROGRESS: Progress at this Progress at this Progress at this Progress at this stage in clinical stage in clinical stage in clinical stage in clinical education is education is education is fair education is excellent good unacceptableQUALITY OF Radiographs of Radiographic Radiographic RadiographicWORK: excellent quality quality is good: quality fair: quality needs a and consistency; only a few need of lot of produce retake repeats improvement improvement: rarely numerous retakesABILITY IN When given When given When given When givenFOLLOW directions always directions directions directionsDIRECITONS: follows them follows through usually follows constantly make consistently and only occasional them some errors and needs accurately errors errors are made to be told again without errorTECHNIQUE: Consistently Is able to adjust Is usually able Difficulty and accurate in setting technical factors to set and adjust inconsistency in and adjusting with only a few technique, but setting and technique errors errors are noted adjusting and technical factors improvement is many errors needPOSITIONING: Excellent and Good only a few Fair ability; Excessive of consistently mistakes and unable to difficulty in accurate able to correct correct all positioning them mistakesINDUSTRY AND Consistently Usually makes Its unable to Makes noENERGY: makes effective effective use of organize time, apparent use of time, space time, space and space and attempt to and equipment to equipment to equipment to utilize time enhance clinical enhance clinical enhance clinical space and skills skills. skills equipment to enhance clinical66Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM skillsPUNCTUALITY: Always punctual Occasionally late Seldom late or Often late orunderline late or tardy forappropriate situation or never late (one tardy) tardy (two tardy(three or tardies) more tardies)ATTENDANCE No absence One absence Two absence Three absence or moreAPPEARANCE: Neat, clean, Neat, clean, At times Unclean and(Clean uniform, neat, appearance; appearance; On careless about untidy; do notmarkers, nametag, and ext.) adhere to dress occasion do not appearance; On adhere to dress code adhere to dress occasion do not code code adhere to dress codeATTITUDE AND Demonstrates Has a good Demonstrates UncooperativeCOOPERATION: excellent attitude attitude and is fair attitude and and and disposition cooperative cooperation in demonstrates a and is very while in clinical the clinical area negative helpful outlook.REACTION TO Accepts criticism Accepts criticism Accepts Does not acceptCRITICISM: and consistently and sometimes criticism but criticism well attempts to utilize attempt to utilize does not suggestions suggestions attempt to offered offered utilize suggestions offeredSELF IMAGE: Demonstrates a has confidence Has fair Lacks high confidence in self and confidence but confidence in level and this is projects it in at times is self and is evidence by communicating hesitant in hesitant in communication with others performing many clinical with others some exams situationsINTEREST IN Student is very Student Student Student doesCLINICAL enthusiastic demonstrates demonstrates notEDUCATION: concerning interest in interest in demonstrates clinical education clinical clinical interest to education education but is clinical not consistent in education this attitudeTACT AND Excellent Good discretion Displays fair Needs to beCOURTESY: discretion and and courtesy to tact and more discrete courtesy to all patient s and courtesy; at and polite with persons in the staff times seems to patients and clinical be somewhat staff; at times environment indifferent. inconsiderateWHEN DEALING Demonstrates Communicates Communicates Does not seemWITH PATIENTS empathy and well basic basic required to communicateTHE STUDENT: utilizes excellent required information well with communicative information and patients; 67 Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM skills effectively shows concern demonstrates for patients limited concern.Total ScoreComments____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Technologist’s Signatures_________________Student Signature’s_________________________68Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Tri-Weekly Evaluation Performance skills are evaluated at the conclusion of each three-week clinical room assignment,according to the following criteria established for each task. Note that in order for performance of standard to beelevated at the next level; all the positive aspects of the previous level should also be attained. Bear in mind thatthe practice of radiography follows a progressive process of skill development and students in the earlierrotations should not be expected to have achieved advanced technical abilities. A minimum of four Tri –Weekly evaluation are must be turned in at the end of each semester. Failure to obtain the four Tri-Weekly willresult in the reduction of clinical grade. See attached evaluations for each clinical area.69Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORM FLUOROSCOPYName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Patient preparation for fluoroscopic exams. 2. Patient identification and confidentiality. 3. Obtaining patient history and pre/post directions for fluoroscopic exams. 4. Equipment set up for fluoroscopic exams. (setup procedures for digital fluoroscopy) 5. Filming processing for fluoroscopy. (Filming digital fluoroscopy images and processing CR images and cassettes.) 6. Practicing radiation safety. 7. Fluoroscopy positioning skills. (List and describe four different fluoroscopic procedure and their views on back.) 8. Preparation of contrast material (list all contrast material used in fluoroscopy and it’s usage on back.) 9. Assisting patient, doctor, and technologist during fluoroscopic exams. 10. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 11. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 12. Adherence to Dress code. (Nametag, film badge, markers and technique book etc.) 13. Initiative in fluoroscopy rotation 14. Self-confidence in fluoroscopy rotation. 15. Attendance in fluoroscopy rotation. 16. Punctuality (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Adherence to Safety Procedure TOTAL SCOREStudent Signature___________________________Technologist Signature_______________________70Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORM SURGERY AND PORTABLE RADIOGRAPHYName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Demonstrating aseptic techniques for surgical and portable exams. 2. Patient identification and confidentiality. 3. Obtaining patient history for examination 4. Equipment setup and operation for portable and surgical procedures. 5. Film selection, processing, and sequencing portable and surgical procedures. 6. Input and retrieval of data for C-Arm exams. 7. Practicing radiation safety. 8. Positioning skills portable and surgical exams. (c-Arm exams, cholangiograms, retrogrades etc.) 9. Setting exposure factor for appropriate exams. 10. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 11. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 12. Adherence to Dress code. (Nametag, film badge, markers and technique book etc.) 13. Initiative in portable and surgery rotation. 14. Self-confidence in portable and surgery rotation. 15. Attendance in portable and surgery rotation. 16. Punctuality (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Adherence to Safety Procedure. TOTAL SCOREStudent Signature___________________________Technologist Signature_______________________71Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORM GENERAL DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHYName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Assisting patient on table or at upright bucky. 2. Patient identification and confidentiality. 3. Obtaining patient history for examination 4. Equipment setup and operation for routine exams. (detenting tube, aligning buckies and table controls) 5. Film selection, processing, and sequencing for routine exams. 6. Input and retrieval or data for DR and CR routine radiography. 7. Practicing radiation safety. 8. Positioning skills for routine exams. 9. Setting exposure factor for appropriate exams 10. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 11. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 12. Adherence to Dress code. (Nametag, film badge, markers and technique book etc.) 13. Initiative in general diagnostic rotation. 14. Self-confidence in general diagnostic rotation. 15. Attendance in general diagnostic rotation. 16. Punctuality (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Adherence to Safety Procedure TOTAL SCOREStudent Signature___________________________Technologist Signature_______________________72Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORM MAGNECTIC RESONANCE IMAGINGName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Assisting and preparing patients for MRI exams. 2. Patient identification and confidentiality. 3. Obtaining thorough patient history for MRI exams 4. Equipment setup and operation for MRI procedures. 5. Filming, processing, and sequencing images. 6. Input and retrieval of data. 7. Practicing radiation safety. 8. Positioning on table for each MRI procedure 9. Contrast preparation for MRI Exams 10. Knowledge of exposure factors for appropriate exams. 11. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 12. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 13. Adherence to dress code. (Nametag, film badge, markers and technique book etc.) 14. Initiative during rotation 15. Self-confidence during rotation. 16. Attendance/Punctuality during rotation (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Knowledge of safety procedure and contraindications of MRI. TOTAL SCORE Student Signature_________________________________________ Technologist Signature_____________________________________73Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORM ULTRASONOGRAPHYName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Patient preparation for ultrasonography exams. 2. Patient identification and confidentiality. 3. Obtaining patient history and pre/post directions for exams. 4. Selecting transducers for necessary for exams. 5. Imaging and processing ultrasound images 6. Inputting and retrieving patient clinical data with regards to patient or procedure. 7. Assisting technologist with patient positioning to obtain anatomy for various ultrasound procedures. 8. Preparation of sterile trays for ultrasound biopsies. 9. Assisting patient, doctor, and technologist during ultrasound exams. 10. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 11. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 12. Adherence to Dress code. 13. Initiative during ultrasound rotation 14. Self-confidence during ultrasound rotation. 15. Attendance during ultrasound rotation. 16. Punctuality (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Adherence to Safety Procedure TOTAL SCOREStudent Signature_____________________________________________________Technologist Signature_________________________________________________74Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORMS COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHYName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Patient preparation for computerized tomography exams. 2. Proper patient identification, obtaining patient history, and relaying information to technologist and radiologist. 3. Operating and setting up of operator’s console. 4. Selecting correct positioning aids necessary for exams. 5. Imaging and processing for computerized tomography images. 6. Inputting and retrieving patient clinical data into computer with regards to patient or procedure. 7. Operating and setting up of automatic injector. 8. Preparation of sterile treys for biopsies. 9. Selecting and assisting in the administering of contrast material for appropriate exams. 10. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 11. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 12. Adherence to Dress code. 13. Initiative during computer tomography rotation. 14. Self-confidence during computer tomography rotation. 15. Attendance during computer tomography rotation. 16. Punctuality (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Adherence to Safety Procedure TOTAL SCOREStudent Signature___________________________Technologist Signature_______________________75Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORM SPECIAL RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURESName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Patient preparation for special procedures exams. 2. Proper patient identification, obtaining patient history, and relaying information to technologist and radiologist. 3. Operating and setting up of operator’s console. 4. Selecting appropriate catheters, guide wires, needles and syringes for angiographic studies. 5. Imaging and processing for special procedures images. 6. Inputting and retrieving patient clinical data into computer with regards to patient or procedure. 7. Operating and setting up of automatic injector. 8. Practicing sterile technique and preparation of sterile trays. 9. Selecting and assisting in the administering of contrast material for appropriate exams. 10. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 11. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 12. Adherence to Dress code (nametag, film badge, and sterile scrubs.) 13. Initiative during special procedure rotation. 14. Self-confidence during special procedure rotation. 15. Attendance during special procedure rotation. 16. Punctuality (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Adherence to Safety Procedure. TOTAL SCOREStudent Signature___________________________Technologist Signature_______________________76Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Clinical Competency Evaluation The clinical education provided by affiliating institutions furnishes the student with the opportunity tocorrelate classroom instruction with actual clinical situations. Creative teaching techniques such as teamteaching, conferences, simulation, modeling, demonstrations, journals and peer teaching are incorporated intothe clinical laboratory instruction sessions. Demonstration of competence includes requisition evaluation,patient assessment, room preparation, patient management, equipment operation, techniqueselection, positioning skills, radiation safety, image processing, andimage evaluation. At the end of the 5 semester program, the student will have demonstrated proficiency in: Requisition Evaluation Patient Assessment Room Preparation Patient Management Equipment Operation Technique Selection Positioning Skills Radiation Safety Image Processing Image Evaluation Demonstration of proficiency is accomplished through a Clinical Competency Based Evaluation System*consisting of instruction, observation, participation, performance and evaluation. The two-part program ofclinical instruction is outlined below. Part I Didactic/Laboratory Instruction 1. Instruction: Didactic instruction in the classroom provides the student with initial exposure to the correct positioning of an anatomic part. Harvey, A., & Geisler, L. (1981). Competency-based clinical evaluation system for radiographers. Mankato, MN: Burnell 2. Observation: During laboratory instruction the student will observe the correct positioning of the assigned part performed by the instructor. 3. Participation: The student performs the procedure using facsimile and/or phantom body parts.77Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM 4. Evaluation: The instructor critiques student performance. 5. Indirect Supervision After successful completion of a clinical competence, the student may perform the competencies under indirect supervision. Indirect supervision is defined as: The technologist is READILY AVAILABLE AND IN SHOUTING-DISTANCE, but not necessarily in the radiographic room at the time of the examination. Part II Clinical Instruction 1. Observation: The student will observe a registered technologist performing the procedure two to three times*. 2. Participation: The student performs the procedure with the assistance of a registered technologist two to three times*. 3. Performance: The student performs the procedure under the supervision of a registered technologist two to three times* DIRECT SUPERVISION that the registered Technologist in present in the location that the procedure is performed. 4. Evaluation: The student, satisfied of his or her level of proficiency in the performance of the procedure, requests a final competency evaluation from the clinical instructor, program director or approved staff member. The succession of clinical competency proficiency demonstration and evaluation is outlined as follows: Classroom Instruction Laboratory Instruction Assisted Clinical Performance FAIL Direct Clinical Supervision Clinical Competency Evaluation FAIL Indirect Clinical Supervision * NOTE: Due to the infrequency with which some procedures are requested, it is understood that it may not always be possible to precisely follow this outline; however, students may not attempt a procedure for which they have not established competency without direct staff supervision.78Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM A score of 85% is required to PASS a Clinical Competency Evaluation. Once a clinical competency hasbeen met, the student may perform that radiographic examination under the indirect supervision of a registeredtechnologist. All repeat examinations must be performed on in the presence of a registered technologist. Clinical competencies for each radiographic position must be completed by a specific date. Completion ofat least 48 competencies (33 manditory and 15electives) is a graduation requirement. Clinical Competencies All students must complete the following required competencies. Completion of optional competencies atsome point during the two-year curriculum is highly desirable, but the program recognizes that not all clinicaleducation centers routinely perform all standard radiographic procedures (with the widespread use ofultrasound, for example, the Colcher-Sussman Pelvimetry has become extremely rare). The semesters are listedas a guide. It is recommended that students attempt to complete the appropriate competencies in the semesterlisted. In any case, all students MUST complete, at a minimum, the specified number of competencies during agiven semester. Clinical Competencies Requirements Per Semester Competencies per semester requirements are: 8 1st Semester 10 4th Semester 10 2nd Semester 10 5th Semester 10 3rd Semester Total Total 33 Mandatory/ 15 Electives 48 completed competencies1. General Patient CareRequirement: Candidates must demonstrate competence in all six patient care activities listedbelow. The activities should be performed on patients; however, simulation is acceptable (seeendnote) if state or institutional regulations prohibit candidates from performing the procedures onpatients.79Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM80Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Please note that whenever possible, Clinical Competency Evaluations must be performed using thoseprojections specified in Competency Based Clinical Evaluation System for Radiographers. Procedures abovethat are identified by an asterisk are not included in the lab manual and must be evaluated using those forms(see Appendix II) available at each clinical education center. In these cases, acceptable projections are those thatare routinely requested at that particular site. Remember, ONLY approved staff members at each facility mayconduct evaluations. Challenge Competencies Once a student has successfully passed a competency evaluation for a given procedure, it is assumed thathe or she can perform the procedure safely and accurately under most conditions. A Challenge Competencytakes place when the clinical instructor or program director requests the student to perform the procedure againwithout advance notice. The Supplemental Clinical Competency Form is used and the student must achieve acore of not less than 85% in order to pass the Challenge Competency. Should the student fail to meet thisstandard, he or she will no longer be credited with passing that procedure and must perform it again under theregular Competency Evaluation guidelines. Competency Evaluator A Student Radiographer Competency evaluation must be prepared and observed by a Radiographer thatmeets the following characteristics: 1. Registered Technologist with two year work experience 2. Clinical Instructor Facility Competency Evaluator Colquitt Medical Regional Any 2yr Registered Technologist Cissie Rowell Susanne Dickerson Diane Johnston David Spence Craige Kirkland Teretha Kirkland Lisa Roberts Pamela Chapmen Holly Corona Mandy Hobby Fay Clark81Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Michelle Carter Michelle Manning Lori Beth Skinner Tallahassee Memorial 2yr Registered Technologist Tori Boyett —Tallahassee Community College Amber Crum—Southwest Georgia Technical College Aubrey Oneal—Moultrie Technical College Windy Cox—Urgent Care Clinical Coordinator Denise Bates—Secondary liaison for all schools Kathy LaVieri—Secondary liaison for all schools Britt Bennett—Secondary liaison for all schools Tony Turpin—Secondary liaison for all schools Tift Regional Medical Center Any 2yr Registered Technologist Chastidy Hall Beverly Hall Ashley Shiver Tracy Ivey Jeff Lyons Danielle Julia Cooper Connie Jackson Teekeela Saunders Rebecca Walker Sandra Camp Angie Folsom Kelly Hammond Claire Brownlee Jeff Lyon Candice Webb Cindy Clark82Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM REQUIRMENT FOR CLINICAL NOTE BOOK 1. The 1st-3rd monthly clinical notebooks are due on the last Friday of each month with in the semester. The 4th (last) clinical note book of the semester is due on the last clinical day of the semester. (Not make up day, but clinical day.) 2. There will be a 20 point reduction for late notebooks. 3. There will be a 5 point reduction for each missing documentation. 4. There will be a 5 point reduction for unsigned evaluation (the five points will be deducted from evaluation grade). 5. There will be a 5 point deduction for unsigned documentation. 6. All other points will be deducted from final gradesThe following documentation must be included within the completed notebook. a. Daily practicum: filled with the patients exams observed and or participated with b. Competency sheet: completed for the semester c. Task Evaluation 1st semester only. d. Tri-weekly per semester e. Bi-weekly evaluation sheet f. Repeat log: filled out and initialed by a technologist who observed the repeat g. Make up time or, tardy, absentee or leave time sheet h. Schedule: rotation schedule i. Individual Attendance Record for the end of the month. j. Monthly Articles k. Room Description (1st and 2nd semester only)The following grading scale will be utilized in the determination of the student’s course grade.83Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM APPENDIX FORMS84Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORM FLUOROSCOPYName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Patient preparation for fluoroscopic exams. 2. Patient identification and confidentiality. 3. Obtaining patient history and pre/post directions for fluoroscopic exams. 4. Equipment set up for fluoroscopic exams. (setup procedures digital fluoroscopy) 5. Filming processing for fluoroscopy. (changing spot film, processing camera film, and filming digital fluoroscopy images) 6. Practicing radiation safety. 7. Fluoroscopy positioning skills. (List and describe four different fluoroscopic procedure and their views on back.) 8. Preparation of contrast material (list all contrast material used in fluoroscopy and it’s usage on back.) 9. Assisting patient, doctor, and technologist during fluoroscopic exams. 10. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 11. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 12. Adherence to Dress code. (Nametag, film badge, markers and technique book etc.) 13. Initiative in fluoroscopy rotation 14. Self-confidence in fluoroscopy rotation. 15. Attendance in fluoroscopy rotation. 16. Punctuality (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Adherence to Safety Procedure TOTAL SCOREStudent Signature_____________________________________________________Technologist Signature_________________________________________________85Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORM SURGERY AND PORTABLE RADIOGRAPHYName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Demonstrating aseptic techniques for surgical and portable exams. 2. Patient identification and confidentiality. 3. Obtaining patient history for examination 4. Equipment setup and operation for portable and surgical procedures. 5. Film selection, processing, and sequencing portable and surgical procedures. 6. Input and retrieval of data for C-Arm exams. 7. Practicing radiation safety. 8. Positioning skills portable and surgical exams. (c-Arm exams, cholangiograms, retrogrades etc.) 9. Setting exposure factor for appropriate exams. 10. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 11. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 12. Adherence to Dress code. (Nametag, film badge, markers and technique book etc.) 13. Initiative in portable and surgery rotation. 14. Self-confidence in portable and surgery rotation. 15. Attendance in portable and surgery rotation. 16. Punctuality (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Adherence to Safety Procedure. TOTAL SCOREStudent Signature___________________________Technologist Signature_______________________86Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORM GENERAL DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHYName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Assisting patient on table or at upright bucky. 2. Patient identification and confidentiality. 3. Obtaining patient history for examination 4. Equipment setup and operation for routine exams. (detenting tube, aligning buckies and table controls) 5. Film selection, processing, and sequencing for routine exams. 6. Input and retrieval or data for DR and CR routine radiography. 7. Practicing radiation safety. 8. Positioning skills for routine exams. 9. Setting exposure factor for appropriate exams 10. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 11. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 12. Adherence to Dress code. (Nametag, film badge, markers and technique book etc.) 13. Initiative in general diagnostic rotation. 14. Self-confidence in general diagnostic rotation. 15. Attendance in general diagnostic rotation. 16. Punctuality (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Adherence to Safety Procedure TOTAL SCOREStudent Signature___________________________Technologist Signature_______________________87Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORM MAGNECTIC RESONANCE IMAGINGName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Assisting and preparing patients for MRI exams. 2. Patient identification and confidentiality. 3. Obtaining thorough patient history for MRI exams 4. Equipment setup and operation for MRI procedures. 5. Filming, processing, and sequencing images. 6. Input and retrieval of data. 7. Practicing radiation safety. 8. Positioning on table for each MRI procedure 9. Contrast preparation for MRI Exams 10. Knowledge of exposure factors for appropriate exams. 11. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 12. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 13. Adherence to dress code. (Nametag, film badge, markers and technique book etc.) 14. Initiative during rotation 15. Self-confidence during rotation. 16. Attendance/Punctuality during rotation (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Knowledge of safety procedure and contraindications of MRI. TOTAL SCORE Student Signature_______________________ Technologist Signature___________________88Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORM ULTRASONOGRAPHYName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Patient preparation for ultrasonography exams. 2. Patient identification and confidentiality. 3. Obtaining patient history and pre/post directions for exams. 4. Selecting transducers for necessary for exams. 5. Imaging and processing ultrasound images 6. Inputting and retrieving patient clinical data with regards to patient or procedure. 7. Assisting technologist with patient positioning to obtain anatomy for various ultrasound procedures. 8. Preparation of sterile trays for ultrasound biopsies. 9. Assisting patient, doctor, and technologist during ultrasound exams. 10. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 11. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 12. Adherence to Dress code. 13. Initiative during ultrasound rotation 14. Self-confidence during ultrasound rotation. 15. Attendance during ultrasound rotation. 16. Punctuality (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Adherence to Safety Procedure TOTAL SCOREStudent Signature___________________________Technologist Signature_______________________89Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORMS COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHYName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Patient preparation for computerized tomography exams. 2. Proper patient identification, obtaining patient history, and relaying information to technologist and radiologist. 3. Operating and setting up of operator’s console. 4. Selecting correct positioning aids necessary for exams. 5. Imaging and processing for computerized tomography images. 6. Inputting and retrieving patient clinical data into computer with regards to patient or procedure. 7. Operating and setting up of automatic injector. 8. Preparation of sterile treys for biopsies. 9. Selecting and assisting in the administering of contrast material for appropriate exams. 10. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 11. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 12. Adherence to Dress code. 13. Initiative during computer tomography rotation. 14. Self-confidence during computer tomography rotation. 15. Attendance during computer tomography rotation. 16. Punctuality (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Adherence to Safety Procedure TOTAL SCOREStudent Signature___________________________Technologist Signature_______________________90Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM TRI-WEEKLY EVALUATION FORM SPECIAL RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURESName________________________ Date__________________Evaluator____________________ Score_________________Please use the following criteria for grading student radiographer.(0)POOR (3)BELOW AVERAGE (4)AVERAGE (5)ABOVE AVERAGE (6)EXCEPTIONALEVALUATE STUDENT ON THE FOLLOWING: SCORE COMMENTS 1. Patient preparation for special procedures exams. 2. Proper patient identification, obtaining patient history, and relaying information to technologist and radiologist. 3. Operating and setting up of operator’s console. 4. Selecting appropriate catheters, guide wires, needles and syringes for angiographic studies. 5. Imaging and processing for special procedures images. 6. Inputting and retrieving patient clinical data into computer with regards to patient or procedure. 7. Operating and setting up of automatic injector. 8. Practicing sterile technique and preparation of sterile trays. 9. Selecting and assisting in the administering of contrast material for appropriate exams. 10. Cooperation with patients, staff, and fellow students. 11. Acceptance of Constructive Criticism 12. Adherence to Dress code (nametag, film badge, and sterile scrubs.) 13. Initiative during special procedure rotation. 14. Self-confidence during special procedure rotation. 15. Attendance during special procedure rotation. 16. Punctuality (Student in clinical area before 8 am) 17. Adherence to Safety Procedure. TOTAL SCOREStudent Signature___________________________Technologist Signature_______________________91Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Daily Practicum Date X-ray Type of exam Aided Not Techniques Number Aided92Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Clinical Competency Requirements Check Off SheetIm aging Procedure M andator Date Sim ulated Verified By y Com plete Com petenc or d e ElectiveChest and Thorax1. Chest Routine M2. Chest AP (Wheelchair or Stretcher) M3. Ribs M4. Chest Lateral Decubitus E5. Sternum E6. Upper Airway (Soft-Tissue Neck) EUpper Extrem ity7. Thumb or Finger M8. Hand M9. Wrist M10. Forearm M11. Elbow M12. Humerus M13. Shoulder M14. Trauma: Shoulder (Scapular Y, Transthoracic or MAxillary)*15. Clavicle E16. Scapula E17. AC Joints E18. Trauma: Upper Extremity (Nonshoulder)* MLower Extrem ity19. Toes E20. Foot M21. Ankle M22. Knee M23. Tibia-Fibula M24. Femur M25. Trauma: Lower Extremity* M26. Patella E27. Calcaneus (Os Calcis) EHead28. Skull E29. Paranasal Sinuses M30. Facial Bones E31. Orbits E32. Zygomatic Arches E33. Nasal Bones E93Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM34. Mandible EIm aging Procedure M andator Date Sim ulated Verified By y Com plete Com petenc or d e ElectiveSpine and Pelvis35. Cervical Spine M36. Trauma: Cervical Spine (Cross Table Lateral)* E37. Thoracic Spine M38. Lumbar Spine M39. Pelvis M40. Hip M41. Cross Table Lateral Hip M42. Sacrum and/or Coccyx E43. Scoliosis Series E44. Sacroiliac Joints EAbdom en45. Abdomen Supine (KUB) M46. Abdomen Upright M47. Abdomen Decubitus E48. Intravenous Urography EFluoroscopy Studies49. Upper GI Series (Single or Double Contrast) E50. Barium Enema (Single or Double Contrast) M51. Small Bowel Series52. Esophagus E53. Cystography/Cystourethrography E54. ERCP E55. Myelography E56. Arthrography ESurgical Studies57. C-Arm Procedure (Orthopedic) M58. C-Arm Procedure (Non-Orthopedic) EM obile Studies59. Chest M60. Abdomen M61. Orthopedic MPediatrics (age 6 or younger)62. Chest Routine M63. Upper Extremity E64. Lower Extremity E65. Abdomen E66. Mobile Study E33 MANDITORY 15 ELECTIVES = TOTAL OF 48 COMPLETED COMPETENCIES94Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Bi-Weekly FormSTUDENT’S NAME_______________________________DATE________Rotation__________SCORE________Place a check mark in the appropriate square. Place a score to the right of each section. Tally score at the bottom of eachsection.Evaluation Criteria 6 5 4 3 ScoreUSE AND CARE Excellent use and Good use and Fair use and Poor use of careOF EQUIPMENT: care of equipment care of care of of equipment equipment equipmentAPPLICATION OF EXCELLENT GOOD FAIR UNACCEPTAKNOWLEDGE: BLEPROGRESS: Progress at this Progress at this Progress at this Progress at this stage in clinical stage in clinical stage in clinical stage in clinical education is education is education is fair education is excellent good unacceptableQUALITY OF Radiographs of Radiographic Radiographic RadiographicWORK: excellent quality quality is good: quality fair: quality needs a and consistency; only a few need of lot of produce retake repeats improvement improvement: rarely numerous retakesABILITY IN When given When given When given When givenFOLLOW directions always directions directions directionsDIRECITONS: follows them follows through usually follows constantly make consistently and only occasional them some errors and needs accurately errors errors are made to be told again without errorTECHNIQUE: Consistently Is able to adjust Is usually able Difficulty and accurate in setting technical factors to set and adjust inconsistency in and adjusting with only a few technique, but setting and technique errors errors are noted adjusting and technical factors improvement is many errors needPOSITIONING: Excellent and Good only a few Fair ability; Excessive of consistently mistakes and unable to difficulty in accurate able to correct correct all positioning them mistakesINDUSTRY AND Consistently Usually makes Its unable to Makes noENERGY: makes effective effective use of organize time, apparent use of time, space time, space and space and attempt to and equipment to equipment to equipment to utilize time enhance clinical enhance clinical enhance clinical space and95Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM skills skills. skills equipment to enhance clinical skillsPUNCTUALITY: Always punctual Occasionally late Seldom late or Often late orunderline late or tardy forappropriate situation or never late (one tardy) tardy (two tardy(three or tardies) more tardies)ATTENDANCE No absence One absence Two absence Three absence or moreAPPEARANCE: Neat, clean, Neat, clean, At times Unclean and(Clean uniform, neat, appearance; appearance; On careless about untidy; do notmarkers, nametag, and ext.) adhere to dress occasion do not appearance; On adhere to dress code adhere to dress occasion do not code code adhere to dress codeATTITUDE AND Demonstrates Has a good Demonstrates UncooperativeCOOPERATION: excellent attitude attitude and is fair attitude and and and disposition cooperative cooperation in demonstrates a and is very while in clinical the clinical area negative helpful outlook.REACTION TO Accepts criticism Accepts criticism Accepts Does not acceptCRITICISM: and consistently and sometimes criticism but criticism well attempts to utilize attempt to utilize does not suggestions suggestions attempt to offered offered utilize suggestions offeredSELF IMAGE: Demonstrates a has confidence Has fair Lacks high confidence in self and confidence but confidence in level and this is projects it in at times is self and is evidence by communicating hesitant in hesitant in communication with others performing many clinical with others some exams situationsINTEREST IN Student is very Student Student Student doesCLINICAL enthusiastic demonstrates demonstrates notEDUCATION: concerning interest in interest in demonstrates clinical education clinical clinical interest to education education but is clinical not consistent in education this attitudeTACT AND Excellent Good discretion Displays fair Needs to beCOURTESY: discretion and and courtesy to tact and more discrete courtesy to all patient s and courtesy; at and polite with persons in the staff times seems to patients and clinical be somewhat staff; at times environment indifferent. inconsiderate 96 Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMWHEN DEALING Demonstrates Communicates Communicates Does not seemWITH PATIENTS empathy and well basic basic required to communicateTHE STUDENT: utilizes excellent required information well with communicative information and patients; skills effectively shows concern demonstrates for patients limited concern.Total ScoreComments____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Technologist’s Signatures_________________Student Signature’s_________________________97Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Documentation Form REPEAT RADIOGRAPHSAny radiographic procedure attempted by the student radiographer that requires an additional exposure tocorrect a deficiency Must be recorded. The repeat will be done under direct supervision of a RegisteredTechnologist (ARRT). Record the following information.Exam / View Explanation for repeating this exam/view RT signature DateStudent Name: _______________________________________Clinical Coordinator: __________________________________*** Describe any indications about the information above that you feel are important. Please do so below.98Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Individual Attendance Record Student ____________________________ Month and Year____________________ CLINICAL CLASS CLINICAL CLASS DATE HOURS HOURS TOTAL DATE HOURS HOURS TOTAL 1 17 2 18 3 19 4 20 5 21 6 22 7 23 8 24 9 25 10 26 11 27 12 28 13 29 14 30 15 31 16 SUMMARY TOTAL DAYS PRESENT _______ TOTAL CLINICAL HOURS ___ _____ TOTAL DAYS ABSENT ___ _____ TOTAL CLASS HOURS ____ ___ M AKE-UP TIM E _________ VACATION OR HOLIDAYS ____ ___ CLINICAL HOURS 7 HOURS99Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM100Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM MAKEUP TIME SHEETSStudent’s Name_________________________ Student’s Name_________________________Date__________________________________ Date__________________________________Time In__________ Time Out________ Time In__________ Time Out________Hospital_______________________________ Hospital_______________________________Supervisor’s Sign._______________________ Supervisor’s Sign._______________________Student’s Name_________________________ Student’s Name_________________________Date__________________________________ Date__________________________________Time In__________ Time Out________ Time In__________ Time Out________Hospital_______________________________ Hospital_______________________________Supervisor’s Sign._______________________ Supervisor’s Sign._______________________Student’s Name_________________________ Student’s Name_________________________Date__________________________________ Date__________________________________Time In__________ Time Out________ Time In__________ Time Out________Hospital_______________________________ Hospital_______________________________Supervisor’s Sign._______________________ Supervisor’s Sign._______________________Student’s Name_________________________ Student’s Name_________________________Date__________________________________ Date__________________________________Time In__________ Time Out________ Time In__________ Time Out________Hospital_______________________________ Hospital_______________________________Supervisor’s Sign._______________________ Supervisor’s Sign._______________________Student’s Name_________________________ Student’s Name_________________________Date__________________________________ Date__________________________________Time In__________ Time Out________ Time In__________ Time Out________Hospital_______________________________ Hospital_______________________________Supervisor’s Sign._______________________ Supervisor’s Sign._______________________101Revised June 2012
    • Clinical Practice NotebookA notebook for clinical practice is to be kept to include the following information for each assignment: The clinical area and type of procedure performed in that area. (Ex. Room #1 Colquitt Regional Medical Center, General Radiography). Equipment Description: The following information about the equipment and accessories for that area must be included: A description of the x-ray tubes, including: Focal spot sizes RPM of anode, anode angle Heating capacity or tube rating Milliamperage available for each focal spot Collimator control (manual, automatic) Filters A description of the general construction and type of x-ray machine, including: Generator size Current phase Kilowatt rating Automatic exposure control A description of the special equipment in the area: Image intensifier Spot film device TV system Automatic injectors Description of the radiographic/fluoroscopic table including: Bucky apparatus, grid Table travel controls Describe different controls on Fluoro Tower Tube MA KvPRevised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Student Exposure ReportStudent’s Name________________________________ Students’ Date of Birth_________________Student’s Social Security Number__________________ Date OSL Issued______________________Date OSL Read________________________________ OSL Reading_________________________The above reading exceeds the recommending dose equivalence for one calendar quarter set forth in the StudentClinical Handbook under the Radiation Protection Policy.The object of the ALARA program is to maintain radiation exposure at the lowest possible levels this programis based on the principle that radiation exposure is not free of risk and therefore, radiation exposure should bekept to levels well below the limits allowed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Student’s exposure mustnot exceeds more than 250 mrem/calendar quarter or 0.250 rem/calendar quarterYour dose exceeds the NRC or the recommended limits for student clinical experience at a clinical site. Thisbehavior indicates a need to review radiographic procedures performed during a specific clinical assignment inorder to reproduce your exposure. Apply the basic rules of radiation protection (time, distance and shielding) tolower your radiation exposure.Please provide (in the space below) a written explanation as to why you believe this level was exceeded. Pleasebe specific._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________Student Signature Course Coordinator (RSO) Signature___________________________________________ _________________________________________Date Clinical Instructor103Revised June 2012
    • MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM104Revised June 2012