General Technical Requirements
CPR Certification: Students must present documentation of
current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers according to the
American Heart Association (AHA) standards prior to enrollment in each
clinical education course. The AHA "Heartsaver" and the Red Cross
CPR course do not fulfill this requirement.
To graduate from the Medical Radiography program, students must
be able to perform certain technical requirements prior to graduation.
Graduates must be able to meet certain physical and
mental requirements to ensure the safe performance of radiologic
Due to the nature of
typical employment assignments, a graduate of this program must be able
Work in a clinical
setting for eight (8) to ten (10) hours performing physical tasks
requiring physical energy without jeopardizing patient safety.
Examples of these tasks include but are not limited to: Pushing
wheelchairs, stretchers, and mobile radiographic equipments; lifting
and carrying radiographic film holders weighing up to fifteen (15)
pounds; wearing a five (5) pound lead apron when needed; reaching,
manipulating, and operating radiographic tables, stands, tubes, and
other radiographic equipment to obtain the requested radiographic
image; cleaning and preparing radiographic tables, stands, and other
accessory equipment; moving and assisting patients on and off
radiographic tables and stretchers, or in and out of wheelchairs.
Interact with patients
and other medical personnel in providing appropriate patient care and
in performing radiographic procedures.
Examples of these interactions include but are not limited to:
effectively communicating with patients and medical staff; providing
patients with a clear and complete explanation of the procedure;
providing oral and written information, reading written information,
and receiving oral and written information from patients and medical
staff relevant to patient care; responding appropriately to unusual
patient situations; making appropriate judgments in critical and
non-critical patient care situations.