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SIMULATION COMPETENCY: Conventional Simulation Procedure



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SIMULATION COMPETENCY: Conventional Simulation Procedure: ________________


The student will demonstrate competency on this set-up using the following criteria.

PERFORMANCE: S US NA

1. PREPARATION OF ROOM

a. Prepared the simulation table










b. Obtained necessary equipment and accessories to perform set-up










c. Obtained all records prior to simulation










2. GREETING AND ASSISTING CORRECT PATIENT

a. Escorted patient from waiting room










b. Confirmed patient’s identity










c. Introduced self by name










d. Assisted and/or supports patient to or from wheelchair, stretcher, bed, etc.










3. EXPLAINS PROCEDURE AND CONFIRMS PATIENT’S UNDERSTANDING

a. Informed patient of procedure to be performed










b. Explained procedure in terms patients can understand










c. Asked patient if they have any questions










d. Provided answers which are accurate and appropriate to patient’s level of understanding










4. SIMULATION PROCEDURE

a. Demonstrated patient safety and comfort during simulation










b. Prepared cast or mask according to desired immobilization requirements










c. Demonstrated proper use of and operation of simulation equipment: hand pendant, collimator, gantry, table, and control console










d. Determined simulation parameters: SSD/SAD, field size and centering, correct radiographic technique, marks patient denoting field size and center










e. Assisted radiation oncologist/ therapist in localizing the tumor volume and critical organs using radiographic techniques










f. Acquired approval of treatment field indicated on film from radiation oncologist










g. Used proper contrast media










h. Used markers correctly (on patient and cassette)










i. Labeled simulation films correctly (patient’s name, date, field size, SSD/SAD/SFD)










j. Prepared patient contour with appropriate measurements










5. TREATMENT RECORDS

a. Recorded treatment parameters










b. Completed simulation sheet












IN PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE THE STUDENT: (Choose those which apply)

Was obviously satisfied with an unsuccessful or incomplete result




Was awkward and lacked a coordinated approach to the procedure




Proceeded rapidly but exhibited a lack of attention to detail




Was slow and deliberate




Was well paced and thorough




Exhibited dexterity, precision, and coordination




Proceeded rapidly and skillfully




COMMENTS:


Student’s Signature

Evaluator’s Signature
STUDENT:___________________________ DATE:__________________
MACHINE___________________________PROCEDURE________________________________



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