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Clinical FAQ's & Forms

​​​​Forms in Student Binders
Student Information Sheet 
Grade Sheet​ 
Attendance Sheet First Year
Attendance Sheet Second Year 
Cover Sheet-Lab 
Cover Sheet - Signatures 
Cover Sheet - Initial 
Cover Sheet - Continual 
Cover Sheet - Terminal 
Cover Sheet - Image Evaluation
Cover Sheet - Performance Evaluation

Forms Posted in Department
Compentency Goals
SAMPLE Room Assignment Form
Flow Chart

Forms Use by Students
Sheet
Pre-competency Tracking Form
Image Eval Tracking Form
Supplemental Clinical Education Form

Forms Use by Clinical Instructors
One-day Observation Evaluation
Staff Evaluation
Image Evaluation
Conference Memo
Critical Incident Form
Performance Ev​alu​ati​on
Competency Form
Signature Sheet
Laboratory Competency Form
Remediation Form
DEXA Competency

OR Competency

Q.        What happens if a student needs to repeat an image?
A.  The student must always have direct supervision during a repeat exam.  The technologist must be present in the room.

Q.       If a student fails a (initial, continual, or terminal) competency evaluation, what is the next step?
A.  They must remediate, practice, and recomp.  The remediation form should be completed to document a failed attempt.  If the failure occurs during a terminal competency attempt, the student must first pass an initial competency, and then complete the terminal competency for that same exam.

Q.       Which radiographic studies are considered infrequent ?
A.  Infrequent studies are to be determined by the clinical instructors at each individual site.  The students are not required to get a signature for any studies deemed to be infrequent at that particular site.

Q.       How many performance evaluations need to be completed per semester?
A.  2.  One at midsemester and one at the end of the semester.  Evaluations must be reviewed with the students, signed, and placed in the student clinical binders in a timely manner.

Q.       How many image evaluations need to be completed per semester?
A.  3.  Clinical Instructors are responsible for assuring that each student has completed the 3 required evaluations by the end of every Spring and Fall semesters, if not already completed by college faculty/adjuncts.  Typically, the image evaluations are completed on campus during the summer semesters.

Q.       How often do students rotate through each area of the department?          
A.  During Spring and Fall semesters, when students are only present 2 or 3 days a week, they may rotate through each area every 2 weeks.  During the summer sessions, when students are present 4-5 days a week, the rotations can be shortened to one week each.

Q.       When do students begin CT rotations?
A.  Starting in September of the senior year, students should be rotated through CT on a regular basis along with their other room rotations.

Q.       When do students begin OR rotations?
A.  Students should begin regular rotations through the OR starting in the Spring semester of their first year.

Q.       What is our pediatric policy?
A.  All students must be under direct supervision when radiographing any child under the age of 12.

Q.       What is the age requirement for obtaining competency in pediatric studies?
A.  The ASRT defines pediatrics as 6years and under for competency purposes.

Q.       How are clinical grades calculated?
A.  Clinical grades are comprised of 3 parts:  Average of Image evaluations, average of Performance Evaluations*, and the number of competencies achieved (refer to Competency Goal form for the grade equivalent).  These three sections are weighted as follows:
Performance Evaluations = 50%
Image Evaluations = 25%
# of Competencies =25%

*Students who have been absent over the allowed hours per semester will have points deducted from the Performance Evaluation average. Please refer to grade sheet for specifics.

Q.       When must a student be under Direct Supervision?
A.  The student must always be under direct supervision until competency is achieved for that exam.  If a student loses their competency status, they must return to direct supervision.  In addition, any examinations completed in areas that are not in the general radiography department, such as, portables, operating room exams, or a remote emergency room, must be completed under direct supervision.

Q.       What are the parameters for Indirect Supervision?
A.  The rules are threefold;  the status of the patient must be evaluated by a  certified radiographer prior to allowing the student to radiograph the patient; a radiographer must be immediately available (in adjacent room or hall) to assist as needed; all images must be approved by a radiologist or technologist responsible for quality control.

Q.       May two students be assigned to the same radiographic room?
A.  NO!

Q.       What do I do if a student reports to clinical out of uniform or without a radiation monitor?
A.  Send them home to change into proper attire and/or obtain their monitor.  If the monitor has been lost, a replacement must be obtained from the ​Program office.  Any time missed from the clinical assignment for this purpose will be deducted from their allowed absences for the semester.