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PHYSICAL ABILITY STANDARDS FOR THE RADIOLOGIC
TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM AT CAMERON UNIVERSITY
In the interest of your own personal safety, the safety of your patients and the potential liability to the school and clinical education setting, there are
significant requirements that must be met before your admission to the program is finalized. The attendance requirements and stamina demands on
the radiologic technology student require student technologists to be in good physical and mental health. Please read this form carefully and initial
each technical issue standard if you can comply with the standard. This form should be completed and witnessed/initialed by medical office upon
submission of application. This form must be submitted with application and is only valid for 18 months from the date signed.
ISSUE DESCRIPTION STANDARD EXAMPLES OF NECESSARY ACTION INITIAL
Use of auditory sense
Auditory ability sufficient to monitor & assess
patient hear needs & understanding the speech of
Ability to hear & respond to questions & directions
from instructors, students, physicians, staff &
patients in person or over
the phone. Hear blood pressure.
Use of sight & visualization Visual
Color discrimination Near & Far
Visual ability sufficient for observation &
assessment necessary in radiologic technology.
Details of objects less & more than a few feet
away. See differences between colors, shades, and
View & evaluate recorded images for the purpose
of identifying proper patient positioning, accurate
procedural sequencing, proper radiographic
exposure, & technical qualities. Able to see &
interpret medical & radiologic equipment readings.
Use of touch
Assisting and caring for others.
Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment &
assistance while operating radiographic & medical
instruments & equipment. Hold arm & hand in one
position & use hands to control objects, tools, or
Perform patient assessment and positioning while
operating complex radiographic equipment in a
safe & accurate manner. Without any difficulty, able
to read and comprehend radiologic &/or medical
Performing general physical
Physical ability & stamina.
Physical abilities & stamina sufficient to perform
required functions of patient radiographic care.
Stand or sit for long periods of time while repeating
same movements or walking or running for long
periods of time. Bending & twisting body muscles
to lift, push, pull heavy objects.
Lift, carry, or move objects weighing up to 40
pounds. Stand for 85% of work time. Transfer,
lift, & physically place patients in radiographic
positions. Reach above shoulder level for 90% of
work time. Move, adjust, and manipulate a variety
of radiographic equipment. Lift 300 lb. patients with
Physical ability, Multi limb & gross
body coordination. Manual and
Gross & fine motor abilities sufficient to provide
safe & effective patient care, repeats same
movements to make quick precise machine control
adjustments & use fingers or hands to grasp, move
& assemble objects.
Execute the small muscle hand & finger motor
movements required to safely perform Venipuncture
& other patient care procedures.
Speech, reading, writing. Effective
use of English language.
Communication abilities sufficient
for effective oral expression,
speech clarity, & written
Comprehension & accurate recall of verbal &
written communication. Interaction with patients,
families, students, instructors, physicians & staff.
Speak clearly so that listeners can understand.
Effectively understanding verbal & nonverbal
Concisely & precisely explain treatment &
procedures; interpret patient’s response &
provide documentation following ethical and legal
Ability to relate to others with
learning strategies, information
gathering, service orientation, &
Abilities sufficient to effectively interact with
individuals, families, groups & colleagues from a
variety of social, emotional, cultural, & economic
backgrounds, identify needs of others. Express
ideas clearly & use logic to determine strengths &
Establish rapport with patients, families, &
colleagues. Able to maintain professional ethical &
moral behavior & attitude under adverse conditions.
Emotional & mental stability.
Judgment & decision making.
Functions effectively under stress, understands
new information or materials by studying & working
with them. Concentrate & not be distracted while
performing a task Judge the cost and benefits of a
Flexible, concern for others, Ability to provide
a safe patient care environment with multiple
interruptions, noises, distractions, & unexpected
Ability to problem solve & problem
sensitivity & originality.
Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical
judgment, and notice when something is wrong or
likely to be wrong.
Identify cause-effect relationships in clinical
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These standards are taken from & found in more detail at the following website:
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