Optima MR450w 1.5T for Signa HDx/HDxt Users
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About this class
Onsite / TVA Training
This program instructs MR Technologists in the new features of the Optima MR450w 1.5T MR system. Instruction is delivered by a GE MR Applications Specialist at the customer’s facility. This training produces the best results when a core group of 4 MR Technologists is dedicated to the complete session. It is also critical that key Radiologists are available to review images. In addition, the patient schedule should be modified for the onsite training segment to allow time for instruction. This program includes 10 hours of TVA (TiP Virtual Assist) follow-up.
By the end of the program Technologist should be able to operate new system features and clinical applications on the Optima MR450w 1.5T system.
Details:COURSE LENGTH: 6 Onsite Days / 10 TVA Hours
ACCREDITATION TYPE: CE, ASRT - Technologists/Allied Health
CREDIT HOURS: 25 CE
COURSE ID: W0107MR
- Working Safely
- Optima MR450w System Design Overview
- Introduction to the Optima MR450w User Interface
- Optima MR450w Workflow Overview
- Optima MR450w Protocol Building
- Patient imaging -Session One
- Optima MR450w Neuro Imaging
- Patient Imaging - Session Two
- Optima MR450w Neuro Protocol Updates
- Optima MR450w Body Imaging
- Patient Imaging - Session Three
- Optima MR450w Body Protocol Updates
- Optima MR450w MSK Imaging
- Patient Imaging - Session Four
- Optima MR450w MSK Protocol Updates
- Optima MR450w Cardiovascular Imaging
- Patient Imaging - Session Five
- Optima MR450w Cardiovascular Protocol Updates
- Post Training and Documentation
This course is designed for MR Technologists who operate the Optima MR450w 1.5T system.
Technologists should have Signa HDx/HDXt 1.5T experience.
Preparing Your Staff for Onsite Training
Preparing Your Staff for Onsite Applications
Our experience clearly shows that the maximum transfer of knowledge occurs when no more than 4 of our participants work with the Applications Specialist throughout the entire training program.
We advise that the personnel selected should fulfill the following criteria:
- Relevant previous experience
- Good knowledge of medical technology and terminology
- Willingness to learn through meeting new challenges
- Ability to communicate skills to others
- Understanding of department routines
From an operational standpoint your department will benefit most by selecting those who will be primary operators of the system rather than those in a supervisory/management role.
Comprehensive preparation for the training program is essential to its success. Before training, selected personnel should:
- Study the Operator's Manual delivered with your system
- Ensure familiarity with relevant areas of technology and terminology through reading current literature
- Have their normal duties delegated for the training period
Preparing Your Department for Onsite Training
Preparing Your Department for Onsite Applications
Recommended department conditions:
- Room construction should be complete and all necessary permits granted
- System installation, calibration and performance testing is complete
- Open house visits and other staff training are not scheduled
- Instruction on ancillary equipment is completed before system training
- Department routine is organized to minimize interruptions
- Physicians and other personnel who may need to be present at times during the training are notified
- Imaging accessories, archive media and other supplies are available
- Patient exams are scheduled according to the training agenda
Note: If for any reason your department is not completely ready, please do not hesitate to reschedule training. Incomplete preparation may compromise the quality of the program.
About TiP Virtual Assist (TVA) Training
TiP TVA Program Overview
TiP Virtual Assist (TVA), a GE Training in Partnership (TiP) program, revolutionizes applications training with live, remote and interactive sessions conducted from hundred or even thousands of miles away. Powered by a high-speed broadband link, TVA allows the trainer to connect directly with the customer's imaging console for simultaneous observation of the screen, shared control of the mouse and two-way interaction by phone.
Radiologists and Technologists feel like their remote trainer is actually there in person. The end result; a boundary-less education model combining the hands-on benefits of onsite training with the convenience of distance learning for improved productivity and enhanced knowledge retention.
After installation of your new AW or DI system, a GE Applications Specialist will contact you to schedule a convenient time for training delivery. Total duration for each TVA program varies. Some programs are designed to be delivered in one "visit", while others are segmented into "modules" to help you better manage your training time. The agenda included in the TVA training packet you will receive describes the content of each module, the recommended delivery schedule, and the total contact hours per module.
Preparing Your Department for TVA Training
Prepare Your Department for TVA
Optimal training results are produced when a core group of 4 Technologists/Radiologists are dedicated to the complete program. To ensure a learning environment without distraction, the patient schedule should be modified to allow full participation during the contact hours for each module. You will need to ensure that a telephone / speakerphone is available at the system, and that your system is broadband connected.
CE Considerations for Onsite Training
Continuing Education credit may be earned by Technologists who complete the training curriculums as presented by the Applications Specialist. The Applications training is designed to enhance learning, prepare the Technologists to provide the best patient care possible and to achieve particular learning outcomes or objectives. Planning for this training requires the use of certain content and instructional strategies.