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Interventional Radiologic Technologist

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
National Center for Healthcare Apprenticeships (NCHA)
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

2 skill sets | 7 total skills
Provide patient intake, comfort, preparation and assistance with procedures
Greet and receive patients. Check patient's ID. Explain procedure to patient
Move and/or assist patients onto table in accordance with departmental procedures
Position patients according to department's procedure manual
Provide for the patient's comfort during the procedures
Consult with and Assist the Interventional Radiologist
Review history and pertinent images with designated Interventional Radiologist to assure appropriate application of procedure
Discuss plan and equipment necessary for the procedure
Assist physician with specialized diagnostic and interventional procedures by handling equipment, preparing procedure and instrument trays, prepping and explaining procedures to patients and other related tasks under the Supervision of an Interventional Radiologist

Technical Instruction

Pathology I - 120 req. hrs
Fundamental mechanisms of disease, including cell injury; inflammation, repair, regeneration, and fibrosis; and vascular, cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, and integumentary pathologies.
Cardiac Electrophysiology and Rhythm Recognition II - 60 req. hrs
Application and interpretation of the 12-lead system. Emphasis on recognition of the acute myocardial infarction and common myocardial pathologies; includes axis deviation, acute ischemic conditions, electrolyte imbalances, bundle-branch block, and infarct imposters. Highlights patient assessment, data collection, and use of the 12-lead to guide rapid intervention. American Heart Association advanced cardiac life support certificate issued upon successful course completion
Interventional Pharmacology - 120 req. hrs
Studies the various pharmacological agents currently used in diagnosis and treatment during interventional studies of the cardiovascular system. Emphasizes laboratory values relevant to interventional studies.
Angio/Interventional Procedures I - 90 req. hrs
Analyzes the principles of vascular radiology, including proper patient care, the fundamentals of properly setting up a sterile table, and evaluation of the equipment most commonly used in the interventional suite. Examines the functions of a pressure injector and explores the procedures performed in vascular intervention.
Vascular Anatomy and Physiology - 90 req. hrs
Explores normal and pathological vascular anatomy and physiology. Emphasizes intracranial, extra-cranial, spinal, aorta, pulmonary, abdominal, pelvic, and extremity vascular structures; as well as abnormalities of the vascular system.

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