ERIC Number: ED426245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Resource Manual Development for Quality Management in the Radiologic Sciences.
Collins, Dale E.
A study determined elements to be included in developing a resource manual to assist radiologic technologists in completing quality management (QM) activities in diagnostic imaging. The study included these parts: a literature review; survey to assess effectiveness, content features, and improvement of six categories of resource materials (reference texts and guides, professional journals and magazines, manufacturer/vendor support, onsite support, computer software, and audiovisual resources); and a survey of 10 technologists active in QM at diagnostic imaging facilities in Anchorage (Alaska). Findings from eight returned surveys indicated traditional print-based materials were most effective. A lack of respondent knowledge about material content demonstrated a decreasing familiarity with the remaining resources. Survey results guided selection of instructional material methodology for outline development. Outline features were chosen that included elements based on techniques used in textbook design and procedural task writing integrated with job performance aids. The manual's six sections were as follows: definitions and historical perspectives; general principles of quality control (QC); elements of QC monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance; general principles of quality improvement (QI); elements of QI monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance; and documentation and forms. (Appendixes contain 46 references; survey; definitions of identified instructional resources; participant comments; and the instructional resource outline.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Continuing Education, Educational Certificates, Educational Research, Guidelines, Inservice Education, Literature Reviews, Material Development, Quality Control, Radiologic Technologists, Radiology, Resource Materials, Student Certification, Total Quality Management
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of science final project, University of Alaska.