Massachusetts college of pharmacy & health sciences radiation therapy program school of Medical Imaging & Therapeutics Contact Information



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School of Medical Imaging & Therapeutics


RADIATION THERAPY PROGRAM
2011-2012

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

& HEALTH SCIENCES
RADIATION THERAPY PROGRAM


School of Medical Imaging & Therapeutics Contact Information:
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

179 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA. 02115-5896
Dr. Susan Belinsky

Associate Professor of Radiation Therapy

Director, Radiation Therapy Program

617-732-2261

Fax 617-732-2075

Sbelinsky@mcphs.edu

Susan MacIsaac, R.T.(T), B.S.N.

FacultyInstructor & Clinical Coordinator of the Radiation Therapy Program

617-732-2840

Fax 617-732-2075

susan.macisaac@mcphs.edu

Frances Keech, MBA, RT(N), FSNMTS

Associate Professor of Nuclear Medicine Technology

Acting Dean, School of Medical Imaging & Therapeutics

617-732-2928

frances.keech@mcphs.edu

Radiation Therapy Program Student Handbook and

Clinical Course Guide
Table of Contents


Contents


Contents 3

INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL COURSE GUIDE 6

MISSION STATEMENT 7

8


Program Objectives 8

Program Curriculum 8

Admission Technical Standards 9

Post-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate Program 10

Terminal Objectives 11

MCPHS ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 12

Clinical Rotation Sites 13

Baystate Medical Center 13

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (East Campus) 13

Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute 13

Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Dana Farber Cancer Institute 14

BW/DF Cancer Center @ Milford Regional Hospital 14

Cooley-Dickinson Hospital 14

Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital @ South Shore Hospital 15

South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3. 15

From North 15

From West 15

From South 15

Commonwealth Atrius Cancer Center 16

From the North: 16

From the South: 16

Lahey Clinic 16

Lahey Clinic North 16

Massachusetts General / North Shore Center for Outpatient Care 17

102 Endicott Street 17

MetroWest Medical Center 17

Mount Auburn Hospital 17

NorthMain Radiation Oncology (formerly Radiation Oncology Associates) 17

18

Rhode Island Hospital 18



St. Vincent Hospital Radiation Oncology Center 18

South Suburban Oncology Center (SSOC) 18

Shields Radiation Oncology Center (SROC) 19

Winchester Hospital Radiation Center (WHRC) 19

From Boston: 93 North. Take the Montvale Ave exit (#36) toward Stoneham/Woburn. Turn left onto Montvale Ave. Left onto Washington Street 19

Clinical Education Goals & Evaluation 20

Goals 20

Performance Evaluations 20

Clinical Internship Rules 21

Infection Control Policies 21

Sickness Policy 21

Clinical Make-Up Time 23

Snow Policy 23

Continuing Education Requirements 23

Clinical Travel & Transportation 23

Bereavement 24

Outside Employment 24

Dress Code 24

Procedures in the Event of Injury 26

Ethics And Professional Conduct 26

Radiation Therapy Program Goals 28

Professional Relationships 31

Grading 31

Retention & Dismissal Policy for the RTT Internship 32

Clinical Probation 32

Re-Entry Policy 33

Grievances 33

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 34

Clinical Procedure Lab Practical Description 34

Student Responsibilities and Limits of Responsibility 34

American Society of Radiologic Technologists 35

CODE OF ETHICS 35

General Rules for Completion of Competencies 37

**Students are responsible for the maintenance of clinical skills 37

throughout the program. 37

Direct Supervision Policy 38

Time Out Policy 39

Clinical Competency Schedule 2011-2012 39

CLINICAL POLICIES & FORMS 41

CLINICAL COMPETENCY KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT 42

Log-In Record Policy 44

LOG-IN RECORD 45

CLINICAL PROCEDURE FORM 46

ARRT Radiation Therapy Clinical Competency Requirements 47

Second Year Student’s Role & Responsibility 48

Mid-Point Evaluation 49

MID-ROTATION REVIEW ALL INTERSHIPS 51

PATIENT CARE ROTATION RTT 201C 53

PATIENT CARE ROTATION RTT 202C 53

Clinical Competency Evaluation - Patient Care Rotation RTT 201C Clinical Internship 55

Clinical Competency Evaluation - Patient Care Rotation RTT 202C Clinical Internship 57

Oral Assessment Policy 59

Oral Assessment Questions 60

Theoretical Understanding of Procedure 60

Simulation & Simulation Observation 61

RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL 62

SIMULATION COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS 62

Simulation Procedures Conventional Simulation & CT Simulation 63

SIMULATION OBSERVATION ROTATION: CT SIMULATOR 64

SIMULATION COMPETENCY: Conventional Simulation Procedure: ________________ 66

SIMULATION COMPETENCY: CT Simulation 67

Brachytherapy OBSERVATION ROTATION: HDR CT Sim: Brachytherapy 68

The student will observe an HDR/ Brachytherapy procedure and explain to the supervising therapist the concepts involved, and the points detailed below. 68

RADIATION THERAPY PROGRAM 70

Clinical Competency Evaluation   Simulation - Second Clinical Year, (304C, 305C) 70

I 70


I 71

I 71


I 72

Final Semester Evaluation 75

SUPERVISOR EVALUATION OF CLINICAL SKILLS 76

SUPERVISOR EVALUATION OF CLINICAL SKILLS 76

Class of 2011, Class of 2012 76

Clerkship RTT 201C, RTT 202C, RTT 203C, RTT 304C, RTT 305C 76

Recompetencies & Unsuccessful Recompentencies 83

Recompetency Form 84

Master List of Recompetencies Required 85

Clinical Conference Policy 87

Clinical Conference Documentation Form 88

Treatment Planning 90

DOSIMETRY 90

Clinical Competency Evaluation  Treatment Planning 91

Radiation Safety - Clinical Competency Evaluation 93

Dosimetry Competency Form 95

Mould Room 98

Mould Room Rotation Form 99

CLINICAL SITE:______________________ 100

COMPETENCY 1: Identify components of a Linear Accelerator 100

STUDENT:____________________________ DATE:_____________ 102

CLINICAL SITE:______________________ 102

COMPETENCY 2: Use of Linear Accelerator Components 102

US 103


STUDENT:____________________________ DATE:___________ 104

CLINICAL SITE:______________________ 104

COMPETENCY 3A: Treatment Unit Orientation & Emergency Procedures (First Clinical Year) 104

STUDENT:___________________________ DATE:_____________ 106

CLINICAL SITE:______________________ 106

COMPETENCY 3B: Treatment Unit Orientation & Emergency Procedures (Second Clinical Year) 106

US 107

US 108


CLINICAL SITE:______________________ 109

COMPETENCY 4: Warm-up Procedures---Clinac 2100 CD 109

CLINICAL SITE:______________________ 111

COMPETENCY 4: Warm-up Procedures---Varian Brigham 6 ex 111

CLINICAL SITE:______________________ 113

COMPETENCY 4: Warm-up Procedures---Varian 6/100 113

CLINICAL SITE:______________________ 115

COMPETENCY 4: Warm-up Procedures--- 21 EX Linear Accelerator 115

CLINICAL SITE:______________________ 117

COMPETENCY 4: Warm-up Procedures---Siemens Primus 117

CLINICAL SITE:______________________ 119

COMPETENCY 4: Warm-up Procedures---Trilogy 119

CLINICAL COMPETENCY EVALUATION – All procedures 121

CLINICAL ATTENDANCE/Student Absences 125

Clinical Education Attendance Record 126

Clinical Intent 127

TREATMENT UNIT: ____________________________________________________ 128

Clinical Infraction Policy: 129

Clinical Infraction Form 130

Clinical Incident Documentation Form 131

EXAMPLE OF AN E-JOURNAL 132

Warm-up & Warm-up Observation 133

Warm-up Observation Form 134

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR AND INSTRUCTOR EVALUATION FORM 135

MCPHS Pregnancy Declaration 138

ACCEPTANCE OF POLICY FORM 2011-2012 141

ACCEPTANCE OF RT STUDENT HANDBOOK 141





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