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Are you aware of all the modern best practices for dose reduction in pediatric fluoroscopy? Would you like to feel confident that your exams on children have a dose that is “as low as reasonably achievable”? (ALARA) This mobile friendly online continuing education course discussesradiation protection for pediatric patients and staff when using fluoroscopy. This course meets California requirements for Fluoroscopy and is good in all 50 states for general radiography or radiation protection credits and with ARRT for category A or A+ credits.
Working with Sick Children and Their Parents
Informed Consent, Analgesia, Sedation, and Anesthesia, Technical Parameters, Showing Empathy, Helping Families Prepare for Procedures, Chaperones
Measurement of Radiation Exposure
Sources of Radiation Exposure, Absorbed Dose, Equivalent Dose, Effective Dose, Anatomical and Physiological Changes in Children, Pediatric Sensitivity to Ionizing Radiation, Child Appropriate Dosing for Fluoroscopic Procedures, Factors Affecting Radiation Dose, Patient Specific Factors
Potential Risks of Radiation Exposure in Childhood
Deterministic Effects, Stochastic Effects, Cancer, Long-Term Neurological Effects, Heritable Effects
Radiation Protection for Pediatric Patients
Pre-Procedure Prevention, Justification and Appropriateness Criteria, Preventing Unnecessary Procedures, Tracking Radiation History, Establishing a Radiation Safety Culture, Intra-Procedure Prevention, Standardization, Dose Awareness, Stepping Lightly, Post-Procedure,
Dose-Saving Features of Fluoroscopic Equipment
Configurations of Fluoroscopy Equipment, Ideal Design of Fluoroscopic Equipment for Pediatric Imaging, Adjustment of Parameters for Pediatric Patients, Diagnostic Reference Levels for Pediatric Patients, Air Kerma Rate Indicator, Focal Spot, Frame Rate, Pulse Width, Tube Power, Additional Spectral Filtration, Display of Acquisition Parameters, Collimation, Last Image Hold, Scatter Radiation, Biplane Configuration, Image Receptor, Tabletop and Pad, Image Processor, Tube Voltage and Tube Current, Beam Filtration, Pulsed Mode, Frame Averaging, Anti-Scatter Grids, Field of View and Magnification, Collimation, SSD and SID, Last Image Hold & Fluoro Save, Anatomical Programs, Image Capture and Display Equipment
ARRT* STRUCTURED EDUCATION CREDIT DISTRIBUTION FOR THIS COURSE.
|DISCIPLINE||MAJOR CONTENT CATEGORY & SUBCATEGORIES||CE CREDITS PROVIDED|
|RAD||Safety – Radiation Physics and Radiobiology||1.00|
|RAD||Safety – Radiation Protection||2.50|
|RAD||Image Production – Image Acquisition and Technical Evaluation||0.50|
|RAD||Image Production – Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance||0.50|
|RAD||Patient Care – Patient Interactions and Management||0.50|
|CT||Safety – Radiation Safety and Dosimetry||2.50|
|CT||Safety – Radiation Safety and Dose||2.50|
|CT||Patient Care – Patient Interactions and Management||0.50|
|RA||Safety – Patient Safety, Radiation Protection, and Equipment Operation||2.50|
|RA||Patient Care – Patient Interactions and Management||0.50|