VolumeRAD

ACCREDITATION TYPECE, ASRT - Technologists/Allied Health
COURSE IDW0103RA
COURSE LENGTH3 Days + 1 Day follow-up
CREDIT HOURS13 CE + 4 CE follow-up

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    About this class

    This program instructs X-ray Technologists in theory and operation of GE VolumeRAD. Instruction is delivered by a GE X-ray Applications Specialist at the customer facility and focuses on beginner to advanced system operation and patient procedures. This training produces the best results when a group of 4 Technologists are dedicated to the complete training session. It is also critical that key Radiologists and the Quality Control Technologists are available to review images. In addition, the patient schedule should be modified as indicated in the agenda to allow time for instruction. 

    Tags:

    • TiP Applications On-Site
    • Overview

      By the end of the program, Technologists who attend the complete didactic segment will be able to use system features and perform basic to intermediate procedures as described in the Skill Inventory.

      Details:

       COURSE LENGTH  ACCREDITATION TYPE    CREDIT HOURS   COURSE ID 
       3 Days + 1 Day follow-up  CE, ASRT - Technologists/Allied Health   
       13 CE + 4 CE follow-up

       W0103RA

                     

      Agenda  

      Day One:  

      • TiP Training Overview
      • Demo Image & Protocol Review for VolumeRAD
      • Getting Started
      • Safety
      • Tomosynthesis Technology
      • VolumeRAD System Operation
      • Acquisition Workstation
      • Image Management I
      • Patient Imaging/Clinical Simulation 

      Day Two:   

      • Review
      • VolumeRAD Image Display
      • Protocol Review
      • Retro Recon
      • Image Management II
      • Patient Imaging 

      Day Three:   

      • Review
      • VolumeRAD Image Display II
      • Patient Imaging
      • Post Training Documentation 

       Follow-up Agenda 

      Follow-up consists of a second visit to your facility by an Applications Specialist. The visit typically occurs 6-8 weeks after the initial 3-day visit.  

      • Review
      • Patient Imaging
    • Target Audience

      This course is designed for X-ray Technologists who operate the system.

    • Prerequisites

      This course has no prerequisite requirements.

    • Schedule / Registration

      Please contact your GE Healthcare Representative for pricing and scheduling information.

    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.


    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.