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Are you aware of all the modern best practices for dose reduction in Fluoroscopy? Would you like to feel confident that your exams are being effective with a dose that is “as low as reasonably achievable”? (ALARA) This mobile friendly continuing education course discusses radiation dose and radiation protection for patients and staff when using fluoroscopy. This course meets California requirements for Fluoroscopy and is good in all 50 states for radiation protection credits and with ARRT for category A or A+ credits.
The 10 Most Common Fluoroscopic Procedures
Upper Esophagus Examination, Upper Gastrointestinal Examination, Small Intestine Examination, Barium Enema Examination, Intravenous Pyelogram Cystogram / Voiding Cystourethrogram, Hysterosalpingogram, Myelogram, Angiogram – Cardiac Catheterization, Arthrogram.
High Radiation Dose Fluoroscopic Procedures
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, Renal Angioplasty, Iliac Angioplasty, Kidney Stent Placement, Therapeutic ERCP, Venous Access Procedures, Orthopedic Procedures.
Monitoring Radiation and Exposure, Radioactive Decay Exposure, Absorbed Dose, Equivalent Dose, Effective Dose, Committed Dose, Fluoroscopy Time, Total Air Kerma, Dose Area Product, Peak Skin Dose, Technological Advances in Dose Monitoring, Patient Dose Monitoring.
Biological Effects of Radiation
Deterministic Effects, Skin Injury from Fluoroscopy, Cataracts, Sterility, Acute Radiation Syndrome, Teratogenesis, Stochastic Effects, Carcinogenesis, Familial Effects, Radiation Protection for Patients, Pause and Pulse Technique, Shielding Patients, Stepping Lightly.
FLUOROSCOPY DOSE CONTROL
Necessity of Real-Time Dose Tracking, Fundamental Areas of System Performance, Advantages of Real-Time Monitoring, Fluoroscopy Equipment and Dose Management, Radiation Dose and Patient-Specific Attributes, Parameters for Dose Management
Protection of Staff in Fluoroscopy
Regulatory Limits for Occupational Exposure, Pregnant Radiographers and Radiation Workers, Staff Dose as a Relationship to Patient Dose, Staff Dose and Room Positions, Shielding for Staff Operator and Personnel, Shielding Devices Procedures and Staff Exposure, Views and Staff Exposure, Staff Training, Staff Exposure Reporting, Personal Monitoring Devices, Facility and Device Safety Requirements, Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
ARRT* STRUCTURED EDUCATION CREDIT DISTRIBUTION FOR THIS COURSE.
|DISCIPLINE||CATEGORY & SUBCATEGORIES||CE CREDITS PROVIDED|
|RA – 2017||Safety – Radiation Protection and Equipment Operation||5.00|
|RA – 2018||Safety – Patient Safety, Radiation Protection, and Equipment Operation||5.00|
|RAD – 2017||Safety – Radiation Physics and Radiobiology||1.00|
|Safety – Radiation Protection||4.00|
|CI – 2017||Image Production – Image Acquisition and Equipment||5.00|
|VI – 2017||Image Production – Image Acquisition and Equipment||5.00|