ARRT Changes Affect CE With Hands-On Interactions

ARRT has made changes to help improve learning opportunities for people who participate in continuing education (CE) activities with hands-on components. The change aims to place equal value on psychomotor and didactic learning.

Opportunity to Demonstrate the Skill

If you participate in a CE activity with a hands-on component, you must have the opportunity to actively demonstrate all actionable, measurable learning objectives linked to the activity content. There should be ample time for all participants to learn and show the skill(s).

Because participants need the opportunity to demonstrate the activity’s learned skill(s), the CE sponsor must limit the number of people involved in the activity. The use of simulation to provide identified psychomotor skills is acceptable.

Documentation Required

CE approvers determine whether the activity’s skills apply to job tasks R.T.s typically perform. They determine, too, whether a learning objective is measurable.

Your documentation of participation (certificate of completion) must list the actionable learning objectives that participants have the opportunity to perform. For example, it should say something like “participant will demonstrate flushing the catheter.”