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Criteria for Final Competency Evaluation

Criteria for Final Competency Evaluation

General Evaluation

  1. Evaluation of requisition: 
    Student was able to:
         a. identify procedure(s) to be performed
         b. recall the patient's age and name
         c. identify mode of transportation to the clinical area 
         d. pronounce the patient's name (within reasonable time)
         e. identify history, reason student is being performed
  2. Facilities readiness:
    Student was able to:
         a. provide clean table
         b. exhibit orderly cabinets and storage space
         c. have appropriate size cassettes available
         d. have emesis basin and drugs ready
         e. locate syringes and needles as necessary
         f.  turn machine "on" and be prepared for exposures
         g. turn tube in position necessary for the exam
         h. find and resupply linens if appropriate  
  3. Patient care and safety:
    Student was able to: 
         a. select correct patient
         b. assist patient to radiographic room
         c. assist patient to radiographic table 
         d. keep patient clothes and/or draped for modesty
         e. talk with patient in a concerned, professional manner
         f.  give proper instructions for moving and breathing 
         g. follow proper isolation procedure when appropriate

 Performance Evaluation

  1. Positioning skills / central ray location (CR)
    Student was able to:
    1. position the patient correctly on the table
      (head at appropriate end, prone or supine)
    2. align center of part to be demonstrated to the center of the film
    3. center CR to the center of the film
    4. oblique patient correctly if required
    5. angle the CR to the center of film
    6. remove unwanted anatomical parts from the radiograpgic area
  2. Equipment manipulation / technical factors / identification
    ​Student was able to:
    1. turn tube from horizontal to vertical (and vice versa)
    2. move the bucky tray and utilize locks
    3. identify and utilize tube locks  
    4. insert and remove cassettes from bucky tray and spot film device
    5. select factors at control panel
    6. properly use a technique chart
    7. measure the patient
    8. identify the film with "R", "L", and other appropriate  identifications
    9. fill syringes using aseptic technique
    10. direct mobile unit
    11. operate controls for mobile unit
    12. select proper cassette size
    13. adapt for technique changes in SID, grid ratio,  collimation, etc...
  3. Evidence of Radiation Protection
    Student was able to:
    1. cone or collimate to part
    2. use gonadal shields, if appropriate
    3. demonstrate utilization of lead apron and gloves, if appropriate 
    4. produce the film badge as required by the institution
    5. select proper exposure factors 
    6. adjust exposure technique for motion, when appropriate

          Radiograph(s) demonstrates:

  1. Anatomical part(s):
    1. part is shown in proper prospective
    2. no motion is present
  2. Proper alignment:
    1. film centered
    2. part centered
    3. tube centered

            Standard Radio Graphic Quality / Protection 

  1. Radiographic Techniques:
    1. chart was used correctly (proper contrast and destiny)
    2. compensation of factors for pathology
    3. correct exposure used to produce image
  2. Film identification and/or other identifications: 
    1. "R", "L", in correct position and visible
    2. minute or hour markers visible
    3. patient information and date can be identified
  3. Radiation Protection
    1. cone or collimation limits visible
    2. no repeats
    3. gonald shield in place (if appropriate)