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Chiropractic Assistant


Colorado Chiropractic Assistant Xray Training Program
10.0

Hour 1 and 2



  • Understand how x-rays are produced
  • Prepare a patient to have an x-ray examination
  • Recognize basic x-ray terminology
  • Recall patient positioning and x-ray projection terms
  • Recognize new advances in the radiology field
  • Visualize the basic positioning of the views discussed
  • Identify x-ray machine components
  • Describe particular views that make up an x-ray series
  • Recall general anatomy that will be seen on a certain view
  • Discuss the x-ray technique of the views described


Hour 3 and 4



  • Demonstrate the basics of a radiographic shoulder series
  • Understand the positioning of the elbow joint
  • Recognize possible wrist injuries based on patient history
  • Recall positioning of hand, fingers and thumb radiographs
  • Summarize chest x-ray basics
  • Identify the views in a hip series
  • Demonstrate the positioning of the knee joint in a radiographic series
  • Understand the basics of ankle x-rays and injuries
  • Recall the positioning for x-rays of the foot and toes
  • Summarize the general anatomy of the lower extremities


Hour 5 and 6



  • Discuss safety measurements when taking x-rays
  • Review mistakes to Avoid when Taking Radiographs
  • Outline tips for Taking Optimal Radiographs
  • Discuss proper darkroom technique
  • Address safety measurements


Hour 7



  • Analyze the debate between ALARA and AHARS with respect to the allowable amount of artificial radiation
  • Express the cost vs. benefit of using CT, the imaging modality with the highest radiation risk
  • Understand the added risk of radiation consequences in children
  • Identify the different types of ionizing radiation


Hour 8



  • Examine common orthopedic hardware on plain film and what needs to be reported
  • Explain Xray findings which require Orthopedic referral and the various options
  • Determine when advanced imaging is appropriate and what modality to use
  • Discuss possible complications when finding orthopedic hardware


Hour 9



  • Develop safe touch guidelines
  • Create a set of office based interventions and patient based interventions in the development of safe practice strategies
  • Define educational interventions for safe practice strategies
  • Define the basics of the supervision for a safe practice strategy


Hour 10



  • NOTE:  This program includes a compliance manual and the forms you need to make your office HIPAA compliant
  • Discuss the history of HIPAA and its application to the Chiropractic office
  • Interpret the terminology of HIPAA i.e.: PHI, IIHI, NPP, TPO, NPI, EIN, EDI, etc.
  • Contrast covered entities vs. non-covered entities
  • Create a HIPAA compliant practice
  • Utilize appropriate Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), code sets, identifiers, security and privacy
  • Apply the Privacy Rule, Patient Consent Form, Notice of Privacy Practices, Patient Authorization, Business Associate Agreements, Appointments of Privacy Officers and Staff training
  • Provide patient their proper rights as it pertains to access of their medical information, records and your practice etc



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$180.00 USD


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