# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Radiologic Technology II Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Radiologic Technology II (8376/36 weeks)

NOTE: This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education prior to implementing this course. All inquiries may be sent to cte@doe.virginia.gov.

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Examining Radiobiology

  1. Summarize the cell theory of human biology.
  2. Evaluate the radiosensitivity of tissues and organs exposed to ionizing radiation.
  3. Analyze physical factors that have an impact on the patient’s radiation exposure.
  4. Describe the physical and biological factors that have an effect on radiation response.
  5. Label dose-response relationship curves that emerge when radiation exposure/time intersects with response occurrences.
  6. Explain the effects of radiation on deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
  7. Explain the chemical reactions that occur when water is exposed to ionizing radiation.
  8. Describe three acute radiation syndromes and their symptoms.
  9. Differentiate between the early effects and late effects of radiation exposure.
  10. Analyze occurrences of radiation-induced cancer.

Applying Radiation-Protection Procedures

  1. Explain the recommended radiation dose limits.
  2. Describe the radiation-protection features included in the design of a medical imaging department.
  3. Explain the purpose of the radiation-protection features of fluoroscopic and radiographic imaging equipment and the protective equipment used in the imaging area.
  4. Describe the functions of personal and area radiation dosimetry devices used in medical imaging.

Exploring Radiologic Physics

  1. Describe mathematical units of radiation and radioactivity.
  2. Analyze electromagnetic radiation and the electromagnetic spectrum.
  3. Distinguish between the two types of ionizing radiation interactions.
  4. Describe the interactions that occur at the tube target.
  5. Compare the primary interactions of X-rays with matter.
  6. Differentiate between positive and negative contrast agents.

Examining Professional Standards for Patient Care

  1. Describe the basic needs of patients according to Maslow’s hierarchy.
  2. Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills and professional courtesy when interacting with patients, family members, and other healthcare workers.
  3. Obtain a clinical history.
  4. Identify immobilization techniques designed to reduce injury and radiation exposure.
  5. Identify pediatric immobilization techniques designed to reduce radiation exposure.
  6. Measure a radiologic patient’s vital signs.
  7. Demonstrate precautions as prescribed by health and regulatory agencies.
  8. Demonstrate proper body mechanics and patient transfer.
  9. Explain the basic equipment and precautions involved in oxygen therapy.
  10. Examine safeguards to address the risk factors associated with oxygen therapy in medical imaging.
  11. Outline the chain of infection.
  12. Evaluate chemical and physical asepsis techniques.
  13. Outline basic principles of sterile technique.
  14. Evaluate the medical imaging work environment for medical emergency preparedness.
  15. Identify complications resulting from the use of pharmacologic items in medical imaging.
  16. Compare the methods of contrast administration used by medical imaging departments.
  17. Describe documentation procedures related to pharmacologic administration.

Exploring Careers in Radiologic Technology

  1. Examine laws and regulations related to radiologic technology.
  2. Prepare a sample application and associated forms for licensure.
  3. Research requirements for continuing education and specializations in radiologic technology.
  4. Complete a nationally recognized certification.

Describing the Opioid Crisis

  1. Describe the history and current state of the opioid crisis in the United States.
  2. Describe the history and current state of the opioid crisis in Virginia.
  3. Define the pharmacological components and common uses of opioids.

Examining the Key Factors of Drug Addiction

  1. Examine the science of addiction.
  2. Explain prevention and early intervention strategies.
  3. Identify addiction and its behavioral elements, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
  4. Describe the treatment models of addiction therapy.
  5. Describe the medication management antidote used to prevent fatal opioid overdoses.

Understanding Pain Management Protocols

  1. Explain the science of physiological and mental pain.
  2. Describe the diagnostic tools used in developing pain management plans.
  3. Describe pain treatment options available to various populations of patients.
  4. Describe the effects of opioid dependency on the human body systems.
  5. Explain the mechanism and physical effects of opioids on the human body.
  6. Explain the use of opioids in practice settings, the role of opioids in pain management, and risk factors associated with the use of the medication.
  7. Describe the withdrawal and tapering side effects of opioid use.
  8. Describe storage and disposal options for opioids.
  9. Explain community resources for education about opioid use.

Working with Patients and Caregivers

  1. Describe key communication topics involving opioids for patients.
  2. Describe communication topics for caregivers and family members.