Can you define effective Dose? Absorbed dose? Air Kerma? High CAK procedures? You will when you take this course!
100 minutes – Fluoroscopic Safety for Medical and Ancillary Personnel
- The Joint Commission HRS Standard HR.01.05.03
- Who are ancillary personnel that must be trained?
- Image Gently and Image Wisely campaigns
- Necessity of Training
- General Operational Principles of Fluoroscopy
- Perceptions and Misconceptions By Non-Radiologic Personnel About Shielding
- What is Dose?: Defining Effective Dose, Absorbed Dose, Air Kerma
- Dose Thresholds and Deterministic Risks to Skin
- Sentinel Events
- Protection and Monitoring
- Effects of Moving the Table and Image Receptor
- Changing Pulse, Frame Refresher and Other Image Factors
- Strategies for High CAK procedures
- Procedure Alert Levels/Notification Levels
At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to:
1. Give examples of who at your facility would be considered ancillary personnel
2. Understand how to discuss dose with your patient
3. Define Cumulative Air Kerma?
4. Describe what constitutes a Sentinel Event
5. Discuss the effect of having the table too close to the X-ray source.
6. Give an Example of when to define Procedure Alert Levels.
Online and phone registrations for live webinars close 1 hour before the event start time, which is in Central Standard Time (CST). Please give us a call at 1-800-239-1361 for all online registrations placed for webinars that will take place the same day in order to ensure you get your link to view the course.
**This live, instructor-directed course meets the Texas Medical Board requirements for all registered Medical Radiologic Technologists. Please refer to the TMB website for more information at this LINK
This program provides AHRA Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states. You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.
Louis Wagner Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACR
Recently retired Professor of Radiology, University of Texas Medical Schoolrnand Chief Physicist, Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Houston, Texas.rnrnDr. Wagner received is B.S. degree in Physics from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1971. In 1976 he completed his Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. He performed his postgraduate training at Memorial-Sloan Kettering National Cancer Center in New York. He was a Tenured Professor of Radiological Sciences at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School, retired in 2018, Houston. He is board certified in diagnostic radiological physics by the American Board of Radiology. He was honored as a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine in 1995 and as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology in 1996.