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5.6 Diagnostic Procedures

Understanding the purpose of diagnostic procedures and the recording and reporting of test and assessment results.

Critical Work Functions

    5.6.1 Demonstrate an understanding of common diagnostic procedures.
      5.6.2 Review, evaluate, and communicate diagnostic results for patient care interventions.
        5.6.3 Demonstrate understanding of the effects of physiological variables on diagnostic results.
          5.6.4 Demonstrate a knowledge of the following imaging procedures, such as but not limited to:
          • Computed Tomography (CT)
          • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
          • Musculoskeletal Imaging
          • Nuclear Medicine
          • Positron-emission Tomography (PET)
          • Radiography (X-ray)
          • Sonography
          5.6.5 Demonstrate a knowledge of the following diagnostic procedures, such as but not limited to:
          • Cardiac Catheterization
          • Electrocardiogram (EKG), (ECG)
          • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
          • Electroneurodiagnostics
          • Electromyography
          • Pulmonary Function Testing
          • Sleep Disorders Testing
          5.6.6 Demonstrate a knowledge of the following laboratory diagnostic tests, such as but not limited to:
          • Collection techniques
          • Reference ranges
          • Test Types:
            • Blood Gas
            • Cytology
            • Hematology
            • Histology
            • Immunohematology
            • Immunology
            • Microbiology
            • Molecular
            • Serology
            • Urinalysis
            • Virology