ERIC Number: ED387683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of radiographer, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 18 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general as well as those specific to the occupation of radiographer. The following skill areas are covered in the general units: employability; professionalism; teamwork; computer literacy; documentation; infection control and risk management; medical terminology; anatomy, physiology, and pathology; medical law and ethics; psychology of stress; psychology of human relations; first aid and medical emergencies; general administrative duties; vital signs; nutrition; basic pharmacology; patient education; and examinations. Among the competencies specific to the occupation of radiographer are the following: identify characteristics of x-radiation; explain how x-rays are produced; describe effects of radiation on the human body; explain how/which pathological processes affect radiographic imaging; practice established radiation safety procedures; demonstrate knowledge of equipment; demonstrate knowledge of diagnostic radiology procedures; prepare, check, and use equipment and materials for radiographic procedures; provide accurate radiographic record identification/retrieval; prepare patients for radiographic procedures; perform radiographic procedures; perform venipuncture and intravenous line management; expose, process, and store radiographic film; and maintain supply inventory. (MN)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Anatomy, Biomedical Equipment, Career Development, Communicable Diseases, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy, Disease Control, Employment Qualifications, Equipment Utilization, Ethics, First Aid, High Schools, Human Relations, Legal Responsibility, Malpractice, Medical Evaluation, Medical Services, Medical Vocabulary, Negligence, Nutrition, Pathology, Patient Education, Pharmacology, Physiology, Radiographers, Recordkeeping, Risk Management, Safety, Stress Management, Teamwork, Tech Prep, Technical Occupations, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Note: In: Tech-Prep Competency Profiles within the Health Technologies Cluster; see CE 070 086.