Radiologic Sciences Student Information
Current Student Information
The Student Reference Manual (SRM) sets forth the objectives, policies and disciplinary guidelines pertaining to the Department of Radiologic Sciences, at the University of South Alabama. It is important for each student to maintain and frequently refer to this manual throughout enrollment in the program.
The JRCERT Standards incorporate many of the regulations required by the USDE for accrediting organizations to assure the quality of education offered by higher education programs.
Accidental Needle Stick and Body Fluid Splash Policy
- If a needle stick or bodily fluid splash occurs, you must notify the Department of Radiologic Sciences at (251) 445-9346 immediately after you have taken the necessary initial precautions, such as washing the affected area in large amounts of soap and water.
- If the exposure involves a needle stick, we recommend you request that an additional blood sample be taken from the patient involved for testing purposes.
- After contacting the Department, you are strongly advised to report to the University of South Alabama Medical Emergency Room and enter the University's Post Exposure Follow-Up Program (PEP). While enrollment is voluntary, we once again encourage you to enter the program. You will need proper identification, as well as your personal insurance card.
- Upon arrival at University Hospital-ER, identify yourself to the on-call ID specialist as a USA Allied Health Student with a training-incurred potential HIV exposure. The on-call University Hospital ID specialist can order an exposure prophylaxis kit, which provides a 72-hour regimen of antiretroviral drugs. Understand that a delay of more than four hours may increase your chance of incurring an infectious disease.
- Should an exposure occur after hours, call the University Hospital operator at (251) 471-7000. Identify yourself, your location, and phone number that you can be immediately reached by ID personnel.
- The above information is also outlined on the POST EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS CARD (PEP) given to each student during department orientation. This card should be available at all times when in the clinical setting.
In partnership with the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology,
AfterCollege has created a Job Resource Center to allow our students to take advantage
of relevant job postings and internship opportunities. There is no cost to our students.
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