Module - Radiopharmacy 2 (SPE223)
Clinical experiential learning is the range of activities trainees may undertake in order to gain the experience and evidence to demonstrate their achievement of module competencies and assessments. The list is not definitive or mandatory, but training officers should ensure, as best training practice, that trainees gain as many of these clinical experiences as possible. They should be included in training plans, and once undertaken they should support the completion of module assessments and competencies within the e-portfolio.
Clinical experiential learning
- Undertake the production of a range of routine radiopharmaceuticals and critically evaluate how they contribute to the diagnosis and management of patient care.
- Participate in a nuclear medicine reporting session and discuss the biodistribution of radiopharmaceuticals and the impact of production failure with your training officer.
- Undertake radioactive labelling of blood cells and discuss the critical steps with their supervisor. Observe subsequent imaging of the patient(s) and discuss the consequences to the patient of the radiolabelling technique, gaining feedback on the patient interaction from an observer.
- Undertake the preparation and administration of an iodine-131 therapy dose and discuss the impact on patient outcome with your training officer.
- Undertake the measurement of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and, with permission, discuss the patient experience with a range of patients and reflect on the patient experience and impact of the test on patient management.
- Observe the diagnosis and treatment of patients with renal or cardiac disease in a range of settings, for example outpatients, renal dialysis, cardiac catheterisation, and discuss how nuclear medicine investigations are utilised as part of a care pathway with your training officer.
- Undertake routine quality assurance procedures in the radiopharmacy, participate in the quality management system for the service and reflect on the importance of quality management systems in maintaining the integrity of the product and patient safety.
- Attend and contribute to a departmental meeting at which the results from an audit, risk assessment, or critical incident are presented.