• Fluoroscopic Safety Explained

Step into the world of fluoroscopic safety and unlock your full potential as a radiologic technologist with our course—Fluoroscopic Safety Explained. Get ready to embark on a transformative learning journey where you'll acquire practical skills and in-depth knowledge that will set you apart in your field.

Led by renowned experts in radiology, this course dives deep into the essential topics that will revolutionize your understanding of fluoroscopic safety. From uncovering the truth about perceptions and misconceptions held by non-radiologic personnel about shielding to exploring the significance of campaigns like Image Gently and Image Wisely, you'll gain insights that will shape your practice and elevate patient care.

Discover the power of effective communication as you learn to discuss dose with your patients, empowering them to make informed decisions about their health. Gain proficiency in defining cumulative air kerma and unravel the complexities surrounding sentinel events. Explore the impact of table positioning on image quality and patient safety, and discover strategies for managing high-complexity procedures like a seasoned pro.

By the end of this course, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to excel in your role as a radiologic technologist. You'll confidently identify and train ancillary personnel at your facility, ensuring a culture of safety and excellence. Don't miss this opportunity to define procedure alert levels and be at the forefront of fluoroscopic safety practices.


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Course Topics:

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

Course Objectives

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.

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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.

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.
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.

Fluoroscopic Safety Explained

  • Course ID: RT/Diagnostic-5114-FluoroExp-217
  • Event Location: Online Course
  • Credit: 2 Category A Credits Direct
  • Date: 11/30/2023
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Instructor: Louis Wagner Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACR
  • $34.95
  • $13.90