Proton Beam Therapy Certification | Legion Healthcare Partners

Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Certificate

EST. TIME

16 Hours

16 ARRT CE Credits

CLINICAL REQUIREMENTS

75 Clinical Repetitions

At your proton therapy center

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PROTON BEAM RADIATION THERAPY CERTIFICATE

Program Description

PROTON BEAM RADIATION THERAPY CERTIFICATE

Program Objectives

1

Demonstrate an understanding of the tenets of patient care as related to radiation therapy/proton therapy, including legal and ethical implications.

2

Describe the fundamental principles of proton physics and the correlation to patient simulation and treatment.

3

Possess an understanding of proton therapy equipment variances and necessary quality management standards.

4

Discuss anatomical structures and pathologies in relation to proton treatment portal sites.

5

Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of patient set-up, simulation, and treatment delivery specific to proton therapy.

6

Describe basic concepts of dosimetry and treatment planning options for proton therapy.

PROTON BEAM RADIATION THERAPY CERTIFICATE

Program Overview

  • Course Offerings

    16 one-hour modules comprising topics as required by the ARRT in the following content categories:

    • Patient Care in Proton Therapy
    • Safety in Proton Therapy
    • Procedures in Proton Therapy
  • Clinical Component

    Participants are required to complete clinical procedures as determined by the ARRT, from the categories below.

    • Specific Procedural Requirements Include:
      • Patient Immobilization Devices
      • Abdomen, pelvis, GI and GU
      •  Treatments
        • CNS
        • Head and Neck
        • Thorax
        • Breast
        • Abdomen, Pelvis, GI, and GU
    • A total of 75 repetitions (overall) is required.
    • Simulated procedures do not qualify. All clinical procedures must be performed on actual patients.

Requirements

  • Must submit a completed Legion Healthcare Partners Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Certificate application.
  • Must be a graduate of an American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) approved radiation therapy program.
  • Must be a registered Radiation Therapist in good standing; and must submit proof of current certification or eligibility.
  • Experience working in PBRT as a radiation therapist [currently or previously].
  • Verification from employer designating full-time performance as a proton beam radiation therapist.

PROTON BEAM RADIATION THERAPY CERTIFICATE

Program Cost

CURRENT COST RATE

$1,600

per participant


Participants are responsible for any travel and housing costs incurred while completing the clinical practicum.

What you get

  • Eligibility for ARRT PBRT Recognition
  • 16 Hours of Structured Education
  • 16 ARRT CE Credits
  • Vendor and Site Diversity
  • Comprehensive Course Content
  • Clinically Relevant Education
  • Professionally Experienced Instructors
  • Mobile Course Access

Team Discount

If your institution is interested in certification for the whole team, we can offer discounted rates. Contact our Director of Global Education and Training, Cheryl Turner at cheryl@legionhp.com for more information.

Suggested Text and Curricular Materials

  • Principles and Practice: Radiation Therapy by Washington and Leaver, Mosby, Inc., 3rd Edition, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-323-05362-4 (3rdedition or higher)
  • Proton Therapy Physics. Editor: H. Paganetti, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2012. 704 pp. ISBN: 9781439836446

Other Required Resources

  • PC, Laptop, or Tablet Computer

Be recognized and set yourself apart

Be among the first therapists to receive the ARRT Proton Beam Radiation Therapy micro-certification.

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