** This Version is Recommended For Personnel working in Cardiology and Interventional Suites **
Radiation Safety Fluoroscopy Training
Provide Fluoroscopy Services? You Need to Know About This Training Course!
According to The Joint Commission as of January 1, 2019, five (5) new Joint Commission elements of performance (EPs) focused on fluoroscopy will become effective. The new and revised fluoroscopy requirements were developed based on risks identified by diagnostic imaging experts and accredited ambulatory care and hospital customers.
The new requirements are applicable to accredited to:
- Ambulatory care (AHC) organizations
- Office-based surgery (OBS) practices
- Hospital organizations that provide fluoroscopy services to their patients.
This five part PowerPoint video presentation was developed and is narrated by Dr. Ben Archer and Dr. Louis Wagner who are internationally recognized medical physicists who have made countless contributions to the medical imaging community. Both Dr. Archer and Dr. Wagner have served as the RSO’s for large medical facilities and will assist you and your staff with these requirements and assist in your efforts to provide safe, effective patient care.
Physicians and other healthcare providers completing all five parts of the course will receive a certificate of completion for 8 hours Category 1™ AMA PRA credit.
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- Part 1: What are X-Rays?
- Part 2: Radiation Quantities
- Part 3: Radiation Effects and Safety
- Equipment checks to ensure the fluoroscopy unit is working properly
- Part 4: Dose Delivery
- Capturing radiation dose information
- Part 5: Patient Management and Safety
- Physician and staff education on dose management and equipment operation
- Establishing dose thresholds that warrant investigation and patient follow-up
- RSO role in radiation safety
- Physicians and other healthcare professionals performing fluoroscopically guided procedures in the cardiac and interventional suite.
- "The Advanced Health Education Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians."
- "The Advanced Health Education Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8 hours AMA PRA Category 1™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity."
**This learning activity is a five part PowerPoint video presentation (see computer equipment specifications below). There is a post-test at the end of each activity that should be completed before moving on to the next section. All five post-tests must be completed with a passing grade of 75% to print your CME certificate.**
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.