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Advance Certificate in Radiology Skills Technician

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Advance Certificate in Radiology Skills Technician
Course Code:   ACRCRDT01 Eligibility: 12TH (Science)
Duration in Months: 6 Months Duration in Hours: 500
Minimum Age: 18 Year  

 

Pre-Requisite

  • Candidate should have basic communication skills, reading and writing skills
  • Candidate should have writing skills in English and local language
  • Candidate should have knowledge of recording and keeping records
  • Basic Computer Skills: Candidate should have the eligibility to review the records and input in digital format using medical software.

 

Basic

Radiology Skills Technicians perform diagnostic imaging examinations such as X-rays, CT and MRI scans under the guidance of a Radiologist. Radiology Technicians are responsible for preparing patients and operating equipment for the test/tests, besides keeping patient records, adjusting equipment’s based on patient need and test recommended and maintaining equipment.

 

Subject 1

 

Follow radiological diagnostic needs of patients

·         Explain the subdivisions of anatomy, terms of location and position, fundamental planes, vertebrate structure of man, organization of the body cells and tissues including:

o   The basics of the cardio vascular system (structure and functions of various parts of the heart, arterial and venous system, brief account on common cardiovascular disorders)

o   The basics of the respiratory system (various parts of respiratory system and them functions, physiology of respiration)

o   The basics of the digestive system (names and various parts of digestive system‐ liver, spleen, gall bladder, pancreas, buccal cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, intestine etc.‐physiology of digestion and absorption)

o   The basics of the urinary system (various parts of urinary system and its function‐ structure and function of kidneys‐physiology of urine formation ‐ pathophysiology of renal disease and edema)

o   The basics of the reproductive system (physiology and anatomy of male & female reproductive system‐prostate& uterus& ovaries etc.)

o   The basics of the musculoskeletal system (classification of bones & joints, structure of skeleton –structure of skeletal muscle – physiology of muscle contraction)

o   The basics of the nervous system (various parts of nervous system brain and its parts, functions of nervous system ‐ spinal cord & nerves)

o   The basics of the ear, nose, throat and eye (elementary knowledge of structure and functions of organs of taste, smell, hearing, vision)

o   The basics of the endocrine system (endocrine glands, hormones and functions‐ thyroid, parathyroid, suprarenal, pituitary, pituitary and thymus)

o   The basics of the haemopoietic and lymphatic system (name of the blood vessels & lymph gland locations)

o   The basics of the surface anatomy & surface markings of human body

o   Common cancers and special radiological techniques for diagnosis and management of these e.g. Mammography for breast cancer

·         Explain the pathology of various systems: cardiovascular system, respiratory system, central nervous system, musculoskeletal system, IT, GUT and reproductive system

·         Explain the pathology of radiation injury and malignancies

·         Understand specific requests of physicians with respect to the scans required

Subject 2

 

Manage the patient and the room for the procedure

·         Prepare the room, apparatus and instruments for an x‐ray, CT scan ormyrid scan

·         Set up the X‐ray machine, MRI machine or CT scan machine for the procedure

·         Position the patient correctly for an x‐ray in the following positions:

o   Erect

o   Sitting

o   Supine

o   Prone

o   Lateral

o   Oblique

o   Decubitus

·         Explain relative positions of x‐ray tube and patient and the relevant exposure factors related to these

·         Explain the use of accessories such as Radiographic cones, grid and positioning aids

·         Explain the anatomic and physiological basis of the procedure to be

·         undertaken

·         Explain the radiographic appearances of both normal and common abnormal conditions where elementary knowledge of the pathology involved would ensure application of the appropriate radiographic technique

·         Position the patient correctly for a Computed Tomography scan

·         Position the patient correctly for an MRI scan

·         Apply modifications in positioning technique for various disabilities and types of subject

·         Explain the use of contrast materials for a CT scan and how to administer them under supervision of a radiologist

·         Explain the use form Contrast agents and how to administer them under supervision of a radiologist

·         13.Manage a patient with contrast reaction

·         Explain the principles of radiation physics detection and measurement

·         Explain the biological effects of radiation

·         Explain the principles of radiation protection:

§  Maximum permissible exposure concept

§  Annual dose equivalent limits (ADEL) ALARA concept

§  International recommendations and current code of practice for the

·         protection of persons against ionizing radiation from medical and dental use

·         Explain the use of protective materials:

§  Lead

§  Lead – impregnated substances

§  Building materials

§  Concept of barriers

§  Lead equivalents and variations

§  Design of x‐ray tubes related to protection.

·         Structural shielding design (work‐load, use factor, occupancy factor, distance

·         Explain the instruments of radiation protection, use of gonad shield and practical methods for reducing radiation dose to the patient

·         Ensure protection of self, patients, departmental staff and public from radiation through use of protection instruments and monitoring personnel and the work area

 

Subject 3 Work with oversee operation of radiologic equipment

·         Describe the construction and operation of general radiographic equipment

·         Describe the construction and operation of advanced imaging equipment including CT and MRI

·         Reliably perform all non‐contrast plain Radiography, conventional contrast studies and non‐contrast plain radiography in special situations

·         Apply quality control procedures for all radiologic equipment

·         Control and manipulate parameters associated with exposure and processing to produce a required image of desirable quality

·         Practice the procedures employed in producing a radiographic image

·         Describe methods of measuring exposure and doses of radiographic beams

·         Help in administration of correct contrast dosage

·         Discuss and apply radiation protection principles and codes of practice

·         Demonstrate an understanding of processing of images in digital form and be familiar with recent advances in imaging

·         Set up the X‐ray machine, MRI machine or CT scan machine for the procedure

·         Carry out routine procedures associated with maintenance of imaging and processing systems

·         Ensure protection of patients, departmental staff and public from radiation through use of protection instruments and monitoring personnel and the work area

Subject 4 Understand the Radiographic Images

·         Explain the principles of radiographic imaging

·         Apply knowledge of radiographic imaging to the production of radiographs and the assessment of image quality

·         Understand the construction and operation of image processing equipment

·         Control and manipulate parameters associated with exposure and processing to produce a required image of desirable quality

·         Perform X‐ray film / image processing techniques (including dark room techniques)

·         Explain and implement the fundamentals, concepts and applications of processing of images in digital form using computer-based systems

·         Carry out quality control for automatic film processing, evaluate and act on results

 

Subject 5 Understand the Contrast Induced Adverse Reactions

·         Know the patient’s medical history

·         Select proper agent to be used

·         Promptly recognize and assess the reactions

·         Ensure immediate availability of necessary equipment and drugs in case of reaction

·         Know the correct medications and other treatment options

·         Know the different types of adverse reactions

·         Recognize the contraindications of allergic reactions

Subject 6 Evaluate the Health Information

·         Respond to queries and information needs of all individuals

·         Communicate effectively with all individuals regardless of age, caste, gender, community or other characteristics

·         Communicate with individuals at a pace and level fitting their understanding, without using terminology unfamiliar to them

·         Utilize all training and information at one’s disposal to provide relevant information to the individual

·         Confirm that the needs of the individual have been met

·         Adhere to guidelines provided by one’s organization or regulatory body relating to confidentiality

·         Respect the individual’s need for privacy

·         Maintain any records required at the end of the interaction

Subject 7 Ensure availability of medical and diagnostic supplies

·         Maintain adequate supplies of medical and diagnostic supplies

·         Arrive at actual demand as accurately as possible

·         Anticipate future demand based on internal, external and other contributing factors as accurately as possible

·         Handle situations of stock‐outs or unavailability of stocks without compromising health needs of patients/ individuals

Subject 8 Behavior, Discipline & limits of one’s competence and authority

·         Adhere to legislation, protocols and guidelines relevant to one’s role and field of practice

·         Work within organizational systems and requirements as appropriate to one’s role

·         Recognize the boundary of one’s role and responsibility and seek supervision when situations are beyond one’s competence and authority

·         Maintain competence within one’s role and field of practice

·         Use relevant research-based protocols and guidelines as evidence to inform one’s practice

·         Promote and demonstrate good practice as an individual and as a team member at all times

·         Identify and manage potential and actual risks to the quality and safety of practice

·         Evaluate and reflect on the quality of one’s work and make continuing Improvements

Subject 9 Importance of Safe and secure environment

·         Identify individual responsibilities in relation to maintaining workplace health safety and security requirements

·         Comply with health, safety and security procedures for the workplace

·         Report any identified breaches in health, safety, and security procedures to the designated person

·         Identify potential hazards and breaches of safe work practices

·         Correct any hazards that individual can deal with safely, competently and within the limits of authority

·         Promptly and accurately report the hazards that individual is not allowed to deal with, to the relevant person and warn other people who may get affected

·         Follow the organization’s emergency procedures promptly, calmly, and efficiently

·         Identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and security to the designated person

·         Complete any health and safety records legibly and accurately

Subject 9 Radiation safety guidelines

·         Confirm sources of radiation and likely type of exposure for all individuals within the work area

·         Apply appropriate assessment methodology suitable for source, type of exposure, dose, level of risk and the recipients’ exposure time

·         Confirm that all required procedures and associated safety measures are compliant with current and relevant legislation requirements

·         Determine and assess the appropriateness of the projected radiation dose over a suitable period of time for an individual or key staff and other personnel

·         Record the results of the assessment accurately and in correct format, referencing any monitoring measurements taken to accepted published values to indicate conformance within accepted safety guidance limits for the procedures undertaken within the work practice

·         Communicate and provide information, advice and guidance effectively in the appropriate medium to meet the individuals needs and preferences

·         Report actual and potential risks from radiation, in context, to other healthcare professionals and where appropriate seek assistance and advice

·         Maintain full, accurate and legible records of information and store in correct location in line with current legislation, guidelines, policies and protocols

·         Confirm that all required procedures and associated safety measures are current and compliant with relevant legislation

·         Maintain full, accurate and legible records of information and store in correct location in line with current legislation, guidelines, local policies and protocols

Subject 10 Biomedical Waste Disposal System

·         Follow the appropriate procedures, policies and protocols for the method of collection and containment level according to the waste type

·         Apply appropriate health and safety measures and standard precautions for infection prevention and control and personal protective equipment relevant to the type and category of waste

·         Segregate the waste material from work areas in line with current legislation and organizational requirements

·         Segregation should happen at source with proper containment, by using different color-coded bins for different categories of waste

·         Check the accuracy of the labelling that identifies the type and content of waste

·         Confirm suitability of containers for any required course of action appropriate to the type of waste disposal

·         Check the waste has undergone the required processes to make it safe for transport and disposal

·         Transport the waste to the disposal site, taking into consideration its associated risks

·         Report and deal with spillages and contamination in accordance with current legislation and procedures

·         Maintain full, accurate and legible records of information and store in correct location in line with current legislation, guidelines, local policies and protocols

Subject 11 Infection Control Policies and Protocols

·         Preform the standard precautions to prevent the spread of infection in accordance with organization requirements

·         Preform the additional precautions when standard precautions alone may not be sufficient to prevent transmission of infection

·         Minimize contamination of materials, equipment and instruments by aerosols and splatter

·         Identify infection risks and implement an appropriate response within own role and responsibility

·         Document and report activities and tasks that put patients and/or other workers at risk

·         Respond appropriately to situations that pose an infection risk in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization

·         Follow procedures for risk control and risk containment for specific risks

·         Follow protocols for care following exposure to blood or other body fluids as required

·         Place appropriate signs when and where appropriate

·         Remove spills in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization

·         Maintain hand hygiene by washing hands before and after patient contact and/or after any activity likely to cause contamination

·         Follow hand washing procedures

·         Implement hand care procedures

·         Cover cuts and abrasions with water-proof dressings and change as necessary

·         Wear personal protective clothing and equipment that complies with Indian Standards, and is appropriate for the intended use

·         Change protective clothing and gowns/aprons daily, more frequently if soiled and where appropriate, after each patient contact

·         Demarcate and maintain clean and contaminated zones in all aspects of health care work

·         Confine records, materials and medicaments to a well-designated clean zone

·         Confine contaminated instruments and equipment to a well-designated contaminated zone

·         Wear appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment in accordance with occupational health and safety policies and procedures when handling waste

·         Separate waste at the point where it has been generated and dispose of into waste containers that are color coded and identified

·         Store clinical or related waste in an area that is accessible only to authorized persons

·         Handle, package, label, store, transport and dispose of waste appropriately to minimize potential for contact with the waste and to reduce the risk to the environment from accidental release

·         Dispose of waste safely in accordance with policies and procedures of the organization and legislative requirements

·         Wear personal protective clothing and equipment during cleaning procedures

·         Remove all dust, dirt and physical debris from work surfaces

·         Clean all work surfaces with a neutral detergent and warm water solution before and after each session or when visibly soiled

·         Decontaminate equipment requiring special processing in accordance with quality management systems to ensure full compliance with cleaning, disinfection and sterilization protocols

·         Dry all work surfaces before and after use

·         Replace surface covers where applicable

·         Maintain and store cleaning equipment

Subject 12 Quality and Standards

·         Conduct appropriate research and analysis

·         Evaluate potential solutions thoroughly

·         Participate in education programs which include current techniques, technology and trends pertaining to the dental industry

·         Read Dental hygiene, dental and medical publications related to quality consistently and thoroughly

·         Report any identified breaches in health, safety, and security procedures to the designated person

·         Identify and correct any hazards that he/she can deal with safely,

·         competently and within the limits of his/her authority

·         Promptly and accurately report any hazards that he/she is not allowed to deal with to the relevant person and warn other people who may be affected

·         Follow the organization’s emergency procedures promptly, calmly, and efficiently

·         Identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and security to the designated person

·         Complete any health and safety records legibly and accurately

Assessment Instructions

  • Assessment mode is online.
  • Final assessment will be based on objective type/true-false/matching type questions.
  • Minimum Passing Marks is 50%
  • Student will get 3 credits for re-attempt.
  • Student will get a Certificate of Completion after pass online assessment.
  • Student must have to carry the admit card in exam, issued by the Auth. Training Center.
  • Result will be declared in 24 hours to 1 week after examination.
  • Student can the detailed answer sheet of examination on request.

Practical

Practical 75%
Theory 25%

Every Student will get

  • Admission Form and Prospectus
  • Identity Card
  • ISDM E-Library Access
  • Free Registration worth Rs. 2500/- on Job Portal JobFixer for Job Placements
  • Online Classes/Video Lectures with lifetime access (Only in some courses)
  • Certificate of Completion

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