** This Version is Recommended for Personnel working in Radiology, Pain Management, C-Arm or GI Type Fluoroscopy Units **
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:
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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Course Reviewed on 11-19-2019
Faculty: Louis Wagner Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACR - no relevant financial relationships to disclose
**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.**
Faculty: Louis K. Wagner, Ph.D., and Benjamin R. Archer, Ph.D.
Faculty Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, Advanced Health Education Center, Ltd. ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities.
Commercial Support: None
Content Validation: All presentations designated for AMA PRA Category 1™ are reviewed and approved by members of the curriculum committee for content validity, and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the advertisement and delivery of the educational activity.
At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. use skills obtained in the use of medical fluoroscopy that will meaningfully contribute to the learner's ability to deliver the best care for patients and create the safest environment for staff
2. understand the use of radiation as a valuable medical tool that must be managed well to protect patients and staff
3. Learn what Xrays are and how they are produced
4. understand how Xrays interact in patients during imaging
5. Realize how radiation distributes itself in a room during imaging
6. understand the radiation quantities used to estimate potential health effects and estimate different types of risks
7. know how to use and limit these quantities effectively and safely
8. understand how patient size , and orientation and collimation of the beam affect radiation delivery
9. know how to use time, distance and shielding as protective tools
10. Monitor radiation exposure for patient management and QC purposes
AHEC Home Study Guidelines:
AHEC Refund Policy
Customers wishing to return unwanted online course materials once accessed will be given a tuition credit. No refunds are issued.
Minimum system requirements for online and video based home study: