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RAD 250 Pharmacology and Venipuncture
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: The theory and practice of pharmacology, including basic techniques of venipuncture and administration of diagnostic contrast agents and/or intravenous medications.

Prerequisites: Radiologic Technology Cohort student

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain basic drug nomenclature and distinguish between the chemical, generic and trade names for select drugs.
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the various methods of drug classification, including chemical group, mechanism and primary effect.
3. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the general pharmacologic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
4. (Knowledge Level) Define the five rights of drug safety.
5. (Knowledge Level) Relate the drug categories to radiography, including side effects, uses and impacts on medical imaging.
6. (Comprehension Level) Classify contrast agents, including types of compounds, beam attenuation characteristics, pharmacologic profile, dosage and preparation.
7. (Comprehension Level) Describe the systemic and parenteral routes of drug administration.
8. (Comprehension Level) Explain intravenous drug therapy, including purpose, advantages, sites of administration, common complications, initiation, related patient care issues and relevant documentation.
9. (Analysis Level) Outline current practice status, including professional standards, state statutes and employer prerogatives.
10. (Comprehension Level) Explain the concept of informed consent.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will achieve a level of competency as outlined by the compendium of learning objectives for Pharmacology and Venipuncture (p. 89) of the Radiography Curriculum (2012) established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and recognized as a standard for accreditation by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and meet the Professional Requirements specified in Section 2.02 of the ARRT Rules and Regulations and identified in the Competency Requirements for Primary Certification of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Radiography Curriculum

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

ARRT Radiography Didactic and Clinical Requirements
ARRT Content Specifications Radiography
ARRT Task Inventory Radiography