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American Society of Radiologic Technologists

CODE OF ETHICS


This code shall serve as a guide by which Radiologic Technologists may evaluate their professional conduct as it relates to patients, colleagues, other members of the medical care team, health care consumers and employers. The Code is intended to assist radiologic technologists in maintaining a high level of ethical conduct.
1. The Radiologic Technologist conducts himself/herself in a professional manner, responds to

patient needs and supports colleagues and associates in providing quality patient care.


2. The Radiologic Technologist acts to advance the principle objective of the profession to

provide services to humanity with full respect for the dignity of mankind.


3. The Radiologic Technologist delivers patient care and service unrestricted by the concerns of

personal attributes or the nature of the disease or illness, and without discrimination regardless of sex, race, creed, religion or socioeconomic status.


4. The Radiologic Technologist practices technology founded upon theoretical knowledge and concepts, utilizes equipment and accessories consistent with the purpose for which they

have been designed, and employs procedures and techniques appropriately.


5. The Radiologic Technologist assesses situations, exercises care, discretion and judgment,

assumes responsibility for professional decisions and acts in the best interest of the

patient.
6. The Radiologic Technologist acts as an agent through observation and communication to

obtain pertinent information for the physician to aid in the diagnosis and treatment

management of the patient, and recognizes that the interpretation and diagnosis are

outside the scope of practice of the profession.


7. The Radiologic Technologist utilizes equipment and accessories, employs techniques and

procedures, performs services in accordance with an accepted standard of practice, and

demonstrates expertise in limiting the radiation exposure to the patient, self and other

members of the health care team.


8. The Radiologic Technologist practices ethical conduct appropriate to the profession, and

protects the patient's right to quality radiologic care.


9. The Radiologic Technologist respects confidences entrusted in the course of professional

practice, respects the patient's right to privacy, and reveals confidential information only

as required by law or to protect the welfare of the individual or the community.
10. The Radiologic Technologist continually strives to improve knowledge and skills by

participating in educational and professional activities, sharing knowledge with

colleagues and investigating new and innovative aspects of professional practice. One

means available to improve knowledge and skill is through professional continuing

education.
Code of Ethics of Radiation Therapists
The radiation therapist advances the principle objective of the profession to provide services to humanity with full respect for the dignity of mankind.
The radiation therapist delivers patient care and service unrestricted by concerns of personal attributes or the nature of the disease or illness, and nondiscriminatory with respect to race, color, creed, sex, age, disability or national origin.
The radiation therapist assesses situations; exercises care, discretion and judgment; assumes responsibility for professional decisions; and acts in the best interest of the patient.
The radiation therapist adheres to the tenets and domains of the Scope of Practice for Radiation Therapists.
The radiation therapist actively engages in lifelong learning to maintain, improve and enhance professional competence and knowledge.

General Rules for Completion of Competencies

By the end of the first week’s rotation (where applicable) each student will be required to fill out an Intent Form and give a copy to the clinical supervisor that they will be working with and a copy to the Clinical Coordinator & Program Director.




  • A knowledge assessment form must be filled out and given to the clinical supervisor assessing the log-in procedure. Each student is responsible for scheduling time with the clinical supervisors (radiation therapists) to complete their log-in procedures. This should be done after the student has studied and practiced the technique and is able to perform it independently (under staff supervision). The procedure must be performed with 100% accuracy to be counted as a log-in. Immediately following successful completion of a log-in the observing clinical supervisor should co-sign the student’s Log-In Record Book.




  • Before evaluation of any technique, the 2nd Year Student must log-in three set-ups of the same technique (preferably not all on the same patient). The 3rd Year student will be required to log in once before a treatment competency evaluation. The student is then again responsible for scheduling time with a clinical supervisor to perform the specific competency.

Satisfactory completion of the competency will include performance of technique with 100% accuracy. Satisfactory demonstration of theoretical comprehension using critical thinking & problem solving skills shall be accomplished through an oral assessment. A comprehensive list of topics for selection during the oral section is included in this section. Revised 6/4, Reviewed 8/11


All competency requirements must be completed for program completion date. Fifteen

of the twenty Radiation Therapy Procedures must be demonstrated on patients. Five Radiation Therapy Procedures may be completed under simulated conditions. Seven Simulation Procedures are required. All Simulation Procedures must be demonstrated on patients.




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