Current as of: Dec. 2011
(1) Objectives of each continuing education course shall describe expected learner outcomes in behavioral terms, shall be able to be evaluated, shall be attainable, and shall be relevant to current radiologic technology practice.
(2) The content of each continuing education course shall be planned in logical order and reflect input from qualified persons in the subject matter. Appropriate subject matter for continuing education courses shall reflect the professional educational needs for the learner to meet the health care needs of the consumer and consist of content from one or more of the following:
(a) Radiologic technology practice areas, such as:
1. Digital Radiography,
2. Operation of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment,
3. Radiographic positioning,
4. Film processing,
5. Shielding and collimation,
6. Computed tomography,
7. Linear accelerators,
8. Radiographic screens,
10. Portable radiography,
11. Contrast media studies,
12. Implant therapy,
14. Magnetic resonance imaging,
16. Cardiac catheterization;
(b) Biological or physical sciences, such as radiation physics or radiation biology;
(c) Management or administration of radiologic health care personnel, such as radiation protection and safety and dosimetry; or
(d) Personal development subject matter, which must include application of content as it relates to improved patient care. A maximum of 3 continuing education hours in this area can be used for renewal requirements during each renewal cycle. The program may cover any topic which enhances technologist skills and improves patient care. However, awards presentations, introductions of new staff members, tributes to departing staff, employee satisfaction surveys, discussions of facility fiscal status or human resource policies, or similar topics will not be approved for personal development. Attendance at the entire course is required for credit.
(3) Learning experiences and teaching methods must be appropriate to achieve the objectives.
(4) Time allotted for each activity must be sufficient for the learner to meet the objectives.
(5) Principles of adult education must be used in determining teaching strategies and learning activities.
(6) Participants must be given an opportunity to evaluate learning experiences, instructional methods, facilities and resources used for the course.
(7) All courses shall be at least 50 minutes in length. A 50 minute course approved by the department will be awarded one contact hour of continuing education credit. An additional one-half contact hour of continuing education credit will be awarded for each additional 25 minutes of course length. Time utilized to complete the course post-test shall not be considered part of the learning activity and shall not be awarded credit.
(8) Programs shall have a stated, long term, coordinated plan for providing continuing education courses based on data related to specific characteristics of its learner population, including learner needs and methods of assessing these needs. There shall be a tangible plan for ongoing evaluation of the program content, faculty, learning process and evaluation tools. Evaluation data will be analyzed and the conclusions used in program planning, design, and continuity.
(9) A provider seeking approval of a course shall:
(a) Make application on Form DH 374, 10/07, “CE Provider Information Sheet” provided by the department and incorporated herein by reference, at least 30 days prior to the date the course begins and provide a detailed course outline and a description of course objectives. The provider will identify the format of the course as either live lecture or some type of self-study. If the course is self-study, the provider will also submit a copy of the self-study course material and post-test for review.
(b) Notify the department of any changes of the contact persons.
(c) Determine criteria for successful completion of the course and make this information available to participants before the course.
(d) Provide a resume or curriculum vitae for each course instructor which demonstrates that the instructor for the course is qualified through education and experience in the subjects to be presented.
(e) Designate a person responsible for continuing education courses for radiologic technologists.
(f) Identify a target audience for each course.
(g) Document the course is current and accurate by references or bibliography.
(h) Establish written policies and procedures to implement the continuing education program.
(i) Maintain records of individual course information for 3 years.
(j) Send to the department a roster of participants no later than 30 days following each course on Form DH 406, 07/06 “Continuing Education Roster”, provided by the department and incorporated herein by reference. Providers shall maintain security of attendance records.
(k) Furnish each participant with a written certificate of course completion, to include:
1. Date of course completion;
2. Signature and name of provider;
3. Approved Florida provider number;
4. Course title;
5. Number of continuing education hours awarded;
6. Name of participant; and
7. Approved Florida course number.
(10) Approval of a course can be granted for up to 36 months.
(11) All self study courses must include a post-test to assess the participant’s understanding of the course material and attainment of course objectives. The course provider must grade the post-test and a participant must receive a score of at least 75 percent on the post-test to successfully complete a course. A minimum of 20 post-test questions is required for a course awarded one contact hour of continuing education credit. An additional five post-test questions are required for each additional half contact hour of continuing education credit.
Laws implemented by this Rule: Florida Statutes § 468.303, 468.309
This Rule authorized by: Florida Statutes § 468.303, 468.309
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