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PATIENT MANAGEMENT
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Patient care
Communication of serious or unexpected findings (Core)
  Patient monitoring and physical assessment (Core)
  Patient sedation (Core)
  Claustrophobia (Core) NEW
  Patient comfort (Core)
   
Patient interactions Patient identification (Core)
  Introduction to patient (Core)
  Informed consent (Core)
  Patient education (Core)
  Sharing personal opinions with patients (Core)
  Patient and family complaints (Core)
  Confrontation or abusive situations (Core)
   
Patient and family-centered care Patient and family-centered care in practice (Core)
  Patient advocacy (Core)
  Suspected physical abuse (Core)

PATIENT SAFETY
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General safety Infection control (Core)
  Maintenance of CPR certification (Core)
   
 Radiation safety Breastfeeding patients (Core)
  Communicating risk and benefit (Core)
  Minimizing patient exposure (Core)
  Pregnant patients (Core)
  Communication of radiation protection to other HCPs (Core)
   
Patient safety incidents Patient safety incident reporting (Core)
  Disclosure of harmful incidents (Core)
  Support for MRTs (Core)
  Incident reporting in quality improvement (Core)

QUALITY OF CARE
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Appropriate care Patient history (Core)
  Appropriateness of requisition, order or prescription (Core) 
  Clarification of requisition, order or prescription (Core)
  Performance of new responsibilities (Core)
   
 Planning care Workflow decisions (Core)
   
Quality assurance Image quality (Core) 
  Quality assurance (Core)
   
Specific procedures Administration of contrast media (Core)

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE
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Collaboration Interprofessional collaboration (Core) 
   
Patient care
Transitions in care (Core) 
  Providing a professional impression to healthcare professionals (Core)
   
Professional conduct Resolving conflicts with healthcare professionals (Core)
  Addressing professional misconduct (Core) NEW

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
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Radiation safety Minimizing MRT exposure (Core)
  Pregnant MRTs (Core)
   
MRI safety Controlled access to the MRI environment (Core)
   

Other safety

Personal protective equipment (infection control + lead) (Core)
  Self-care (moving, lifting pts and equipment, etc.) (Core)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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Continuing education Continuing professional development (Core) 
  Reflective practice (Core) 
   
Ongoing Involvement in student and professional education (Core)

RECORDS AND REPORTING
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Confidentiality Maintenance of confidentiality (Core)
   
Documentation Markers and annotation (Rad specific)
  Documentation (Core)
 
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