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Clinical Compliance

Policy Scope

This policy applies to all Radiation Therapy (RTT) students.

Policy Statement

Incidents: As a general policy, Radiation Therapy students will comply with the policies and procedures of the clinical site to which they are assigned. It is the policy that there be written reports of all incidents. An incident is an occurrence that is not consistent with the routine operation of the institution or clinical rotation, which may or did cause harm, involves possible negligence, and requires some immediate consideration or action by a supervisor.

Students are expected to provide prompt, complete, and accurate written documentation of the details related to any incidents, thus enabling corrective actions and/or programs for prevention. Students with signs and symptoms of an infectious process should report immediately to the program director for appropriate referral.

All incidents must immediately be reported to the technical supervisor or the immediate person in charge. Proper report forms must be completed.

Equipment Use and Operation: The professions in Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences employ the use of highly specialized equipment. Any equipment failure or equipment that is not in proper working order must be reported immediately to the technical supervisor. Do not place any calls to equipment representatives. Do not attempt to repair.