Clinical III Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Instructor Information

Office Location

West Campus Allied Health 128

Office Hours

Monday 9-3

Tuesday 8-3

Wednesday 8-3

Thursday 8-3

Friday 8-12

Course Information

COVID-19 Protocols

Recording Policy

Disability Statement

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If you find you are unable to access material in an accessible format please contact the Disability Services Office at (806) 345-5639 . This office will work in conjunction with other campus resources to address and accommodate your issue in a timely manner.

Statement for Mental Health and Advocacy & Resource Center:

As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is https://www.actx.edu/counseling/ . Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare, medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5439. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is https://www.actx.edu/arc

Amarillo College Tutoring for Success Policy:

The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.

Administrative Drop Policy

Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016

Student Withdrawal Procedures

Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.

NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.

Privacy Statement

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Course

RADR-2260-001 Clinical III

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: RADR 1267

Course Description

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct suprevision is provided by the clinical professional.

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Department Expectations

Occupational License Disclaimer

Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
mgraves24@actx.edu
806-371-5995
Make appointment at https://melodiegraves.youcanbook.me

You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.

Hours

(2 sem hrs; 12 practicum)

Class Type

Clinical

Syllabus Information

Textbooks

REQUIRED COURSE TEXTBOOKS

There are no required textbooks for this course, however, the student should refer to the textbooks used in RADR 1411 and RADR 2401 as reference sources for information as the need arises.

Supplies

Proper uniforms and appearance as described in the Clinical Handbook should be maintained at all times.

 

Student Performance

COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

A. GOALS

Given the appropriate textbooks, personal notes, handouts, and other course materials, the student

should complete each of the following goals as evaluated by the faculty in the program.

1. Apply the knowledge learned in the on-campus didactic courses to the specific

clinical assignment rotations.

2. Using critical thinking skills, make those decisions necessary to complete all

clinical procedures appropriate to this course level.

3. Evaluate the learning experience from the perspective of the course competencies.

4. Work toward successful completion of clinical competencies. By the end of this course, total of 20 (38%) clinical competencies must be successfully completed.

5. You must complete 6 random challenges dated during this semester. See the Clinical Handbook for details about random challenges.

6. You have 7 days to enter information into Typhon. You must enter time logs and case logs within 7 days of their occurrence. Any time not entered must be made up. Incomplete case logs will result in a 5-point grade reduction for the rotation for each day with no case log.

B. OBJECTIVES

The student who satisfactorily completes this clinical course will develop the following competencies as evaluated by the college faculty — including clinical adjunct faculty — using a written evaluation instrument with a minimum passing score of 75 percent:

These same objectives will be used throughout the program with each subsequent practicum course. Students will be evaluated based on their knowledge at this point in the program with the assumption that all skills will continue to be developed as you proceed through the program

1. Exercise the priorities required in daily clinical practice,

2. Execute medical imaging procedures under the appropriate level of supervision,

3. Adhere to team practice concepts that focus on organizational theories, role of team members and conflict resolution,

4. Adapt to changes and varying clinical situations,

5. Describe the role of health care team members in responding/reacting to local or national emergencies,

6. Provide patient-centered clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity, or culture,

7. Integrate the use of appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the health care team in the clinical setting,

8. Integrate appropriate personal and professional values into clinical practice,

9. Recognize the influence of professional values on patient care,

10. Explain how a person’s cultural beliefs toward illness and health affects his or her own health status,

11. Use patient and family education strategies appropriate to the comprehension level of the patient/family,

12. Provide desired psychosocial support to the patient and family,

13. Demonstrate competent assessment skills through effective management of the patient’s physical and mental status,

14. Respond appropriately to medical emergencies,

15. Examine demographic factors that influence patient compliance with medical care,

16. Adapt procedures to meet age-specific, disease-specific and cultural needs of patients,

17. Assess the patient and record clinical history,

18. Demonstrate basic life support procedures,

19. Use appropriate charting methods,

20. Recognize life threatening ECG tracing,

21. Apply standard and transmission-based precautions,

22. Apply appropriate medical asepsis and sterile technique,

23. Demonstrate competency in the principles of radiation protection standards,

24. Report equipment malfunctions,

25. Examine procedure orders for accuracy and make corrective actions when applicable,

26. Demonstrate safe, ethical and legal practices,

27. Integrate the radiographer’s practice standards into clinical practice setting,

28. Maintain patient confidentiality standards and meet HIPAA requirements,

29. Demonstrate the principles of transferring, positioning, and immobilizing patients,

30. Comply with the departmental and institutional response to emergencies, disasters, and accidents,

31. Differentiate between emergency and non – emergency procedures,

32, Adhere to national, institutional and departmental standards, policies, and procedures regarding care of patients, providing radiologic procedures and reducing medical errors.

33. Select technical factors to produce quality diagnostic images with the lowest radiation exposure possible,

34. Critique images for appropriate anatomy, image quality, and patient identification,

35. Determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images,

36. Apply the principles of total quality management.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

STUDENT GRIEVANCES

General

Procedure for Communicating and Resolving Student Concerns

COURSE OR GRADE COMPLAINTS

Academic
A student who has a grievance concerning an academic course in which he or she is enrolled should make an appeal in the following order to the:

1. Instructor.
2. Department Chair/Program Director.
3. Dean.
4. Vice President of Academic Affairs.
5. College President.

GENERAL COMPLAINTS

Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to secure at the first possible level prompt and equitable resolution of student complaints, including those alleging discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

Representation
The student may be represented at any level of the complaint.

Discrimination Complaints
Any student who believes that he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability by the institution or its personnel may informally discuss the complaint with the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs with the objective of reaching a reasonable solution. The Associate Vice President of Student Affairs shall advise the student of his or her options in the situation and notify the Director of Administrative Services/Human Resources of the College.

If the aggrieved student believes the complaint has not been resolved at the informal discussion, he or she may submit a written complaint stating his or her name, the nature and date of the alleged violation, names of persons responsible (where known), names of any witnesses, and requested action within 30 working days of the date of the informal discussion, to the Vice President of Student Affairs. The Associate Vice President of Student Affairs shall ensure that the aggrieved student’s rights to appropriate due process procedures are honored. If a hearing is held, the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs shall conduct the hearing. The Vice President of Student Affairs and the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs will consult with the College legal counsel and render a decision in writing on the complaint within ten working days. If this decision is not to the student’s satisfaction, he or she may appeal the decision to the Vice President of Student Affairs within ten working days of the receipt of the written decision according to procedures at Level Two below.

FORMAL STUDENT COMPLAINTS

Level One
A student who has a complaint may either request a conference with the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs or submit the complaint in writing. Written complaints may be initiated at the following location: http://www.actx.edu/admission/complaint.

Level Two
If the outcome of the conference with the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs is not to the student’s satisfaction, the student has 15 calendar days to request a conference with the academic division chair or Vice President of Student Affairs, as appropriate, or designee(s), who shall schedule and hold a conference. Prior to or at the conference, the student shall submit a written complaint that includes a statement of the complaint and any evidence or witnesses in its support, the solution sought, the student’s signature, and the date of the conference with the division chair or Associate Vice President of Student Affairs.

Level Three
If the outcome of the conference at Level Two is not to the student’s satisfaction, the student has 15 calendar days to request a conference with the College President or designee, who shall schedule and hold a conference. Prior to or at the conference, the student shall submit the written statements required at Level Two and the date of the conference with the Vice President of Student Affairs.

After exhausting Amarillo College’s grievance/complaint process, current, former, and prospective students may initiate a complaint with The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Directions are available at the following location: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=C9BD55D4-C5A3-4BC6-9A0DF17F467F4AE9

Grievances for clinical issues:

If a student has a situation in the clinical setting that they feel needs immediate attention, there is a Clinical Assistant (CA) who makes routine visits to the facilities. The CA is there strictly for students, so feel free to pull them aside and let them know about any situation you may be having. Many times, uncomfortable situations between students and technologists can be contributed to a miscommunication. Our CA can open a line of communication so that clarification can be made between the student and the technologist. The CA will assess the situation and handle it immediately if it is something they feel qualified to address. If it is not, they will notify the Clinical Coordinator, who will decide on the next course of action.  The Clinical Coordinator reserves the right to get the Clinical Instructor, supervisor, and/or director of the department involved, depending on the situation. Students will only be removed from a facility for extreme issues. Any encounters that involve this grievance procedure will be documented by the Clinical Coordinator and will be signed by the student.  The signed documentation will be place in the student’s file.

If the CA is not available at the exact time you need someone, you may contact the Clinical Coordinator directly (via phone call or text). The Clinical Coordinator will follow up by sending the CA to the facility, calling the facility or going to the facility.

 

Grading Criteria

FINAL GRADE EVALUATION
The following grade scale applies throughout this clinical course for all activities:
A = 92 - 100
B = 83 - 91
C = 75 - 82
F = anything below a 75
A grade of “D” is not possible in this course.


Final grades for Clinical III will be determined by the following:

1. An average qualified radiographer evaluation grade is calculated and constitutes 60% of the semester grade.
2. A faculty evaluation grade constitutes 40% of the semester grade. This grade includes having all required electronic information completed by the due date to include time logs, case logs, and tech evaluations. This also includes the paperwork that must be turned in by the due date and complete, including copies of competency cards, clinical notes, and repeat logs.

  1. Failure to meet #4 and #5 in the goals above will result in a 10-point reduction off the final practicum grade for each infraction. For instance, if you complete 19 comps and 5 random challenges, you will lose a total of 20 points off your final practicum grade.

     

Missed clinical days must be made up no later than July13th. Any time not made up by that date will result in a grade of F for the semester. See clinical handbook, page 8.

Attendance

ATTENDANCE POLICY
A student who plans to successfully complete all competency requirements for this clinical course must also plan to attend clinical assignments on a regular and timely basis and complete all activities with a final score of not less than 75 percent. Excessive absences and/or tardy arrivals may jeopardize the potential for learning in this course. All clinical hours must be completed by the last Wednesday of the semester unless otherwise agreed upon by the clinical coordinator.  Specific attendance policies relative to all clinical courses may be found in the “Clinical Handbook”.
 

Calendar

This practicum is divided into one four-week rotation and one three-week rotation.  Weekly clinical assignments are nine hours per day for three days a week (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday).  The clinical hours vary with the clinical assignment areas.

Additional Information

If you have any personal issues during the semester and need help, please visit the following website at www.actx.edu/resources. Some examples of the help you may find is help with gas money, clothing, and food. It is there for YOU! Use it.

Syllabus Created on:

05/02/22 8:37 AM

Last Edited on:

05/16/22 8:35 AM