2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Radiologic Technology II (8376/36 weeks)
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Tasks/competencies 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.are considered optional
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
- Summarize cell theory of human biology.
- Evaluate the radiosensitivity of tissues and organs exposed to ionizing radiation.
- Analyze physical factors that have an impact on the patient’s radiation exposure.
- Describe the physical and biological factors that have an impact on radiation response.
- Label the various dose-response relationship curves that emerge when radiation exposure/time intersects with response occurrences.
- Explain the effects of radiation on DNA.
- Explain the chemical reactions that occur when water is exposed to ionizing radiation.
- Describe three acute radiation syndromes and their symptoms.
- Differentiate between the early effects and late effects of radiation exposure.
- Analyze occurrences of radiation-induced cancer.
Applying Radiation-Protection Procedures
- Explain the recommended radiation dose limits for students in training, pregnant personnel, and pregnant patients established by the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP).
- Describe the radiation-protection features included in the design of a medical imaging department.
- Explain the purpose of the radiation-protection features of fluoroscopic and radiographic imaging equipment and the protective equipment used in the imaging area.
- Describe the functions of personal and area radiation dosimetry devices used in medical imaging.
Exploring Radiologic Physics
- Describe mathematical units of radiation and radioactivity.
- Explain atomic theory.
- Analyze electromagnetic radiation and the electromagnetic spectrum.
- Distinguish between the two types of ionizing radiation interactions.
- Describe the nature of electrical circuits and their basic application to radiology.
- Explain the principles of magnetism and their basic application to radiology.
- Distinguish between the laws of electrostatics and electrodynamics and their basic application to radiology.
- Compare the functions of electromechanical devices.
- Describe the interactions that occur at the tube target.
- Compare the primary interactions of X rays with matter.
- Differentiate between positive and negative contrast agents.
Examining Professional Standards for Patient Care
- Describe the basic needs of patients according to Maslow’s hierarchy.
- Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills and professional courtesy when interacting with patients, family members, and other healthcare workers.
- Obtain a clinical history.
- Identify immobilization techniques designed to reduce injury and radiation exposure.
- Identify pediatric immobilization techniques designed to reduce radiation exposure.
- Demonstrate taking a radiologic patient’s vital signs.
- Examine safeguards to address the risk factors associated with oxygen therapy in medical imaging.
- Outline the chain of infection.
- Evaluate chemical and physical asepsis techniques.
- Outline basic principles of sterile technique.
- Evaluate the medical imaging work environment for medical emergency preparedness.
- Identify various complications that can result from the use of pharmacologic items in medical imaging.
- Compare the methods of contrast administration used by medical imaging departments.
- Describe documentation procedures related to pharmacologic administration.
Exploring Careers in Radiologic Technology
Describing the Opioid Crisis
Examining the Key Factors of Drug Addiction
- Examine the science of addiction.
- Explain prevention and early intervention strategies.
- Identify addiction and its behavioral elements, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
- Describe the treatment models of addiction therapy.
- Describe the medication management antidote used to prevent fatal opioid overdoses.
Understanding Pain Management Protocols
- Explain the science of physiological and mental pain.
- Describe the diagnostic tools used in developing pain management plans.
- Describe pain treatment options available to various populations of patients.
- Describe the effects of opioid dependency on the human body systems.
- Explain the mechanism and physical effects of opioids on the human body.
- 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.
- Describe the withdrawal and tapering side effects of opioid use.
- Describe storage and disposal options for opioids.
- Explain community resources for education about opioid use.