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Respiratory Care Technical Standards

The following technical standards outline reasonable expectations of a student enrolled in the radiation therapy program for the performance of common functions:

  • Ability to communicate with a diverse population and the ability to be easily understood. Reading, writing, and documenting patient information required.
  • Analytical skills sufficient to process information, to transfer knowledge from one situation to another, and to prioritize tasks. Critical thinking ability sufficient for safe, clinical judgment.
  • Auditory abilities sufficient to monitor and assess patient needs; to detect and respond to alarms, emergency signals, and calls for help.
  • Ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary for the care of patients, processing of medical images, and operation of medical equipment.
  • Ability sufficient to assess patients, perform procedures, and operate equipment.
  • Physical ability, flexibility, strength, and stamina sufficient to provide safe and effective care.
  • Fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective care.