Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Radiation Safety: Understanding Procedural Radiation Dose and How to Reduce Exposure

Miami, FL US
January 9, 2017

Cardiac interventional radiology (IVR) can cause radiation injury to the staff who administer it as well as to patients.  Staff that works on the IVR, including physicians, radiology technologists and nurses may not have sufficient knowledge of radiation safety and should receive appropriate radiation safety training. This course provides discussion relative to the current controversies associated with radiation exposure, as well as the importance of the ALARA principle. The course will discuss the top ten radiation dose reduction techniques, especially in CT and fluoroscopic procedures.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Interventional Radiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Radiology Technologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and all interested healthcare professionals especially if they use ionizing radiation.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss radiation exposure reporting measures.
  • Implement radiation reduction techniques to improve testing and reduce risks.
  • Apply the ALARA (As Long As Reasonably Achievable) principle to minimize radiation dose to patients and improve their safety.

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Additional information
Schedule: 

5:30 p.m. ♦ Lecture

6:30 p.m. ♦ Adjourn

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/19/2016
Course expires: 
02/24/2017
Event starts: 
01/09/2017 - 5:30pm
Event ends: 
01/09/2017 - 6:30pm
Baptist Hospital of Miami
8900 N. Kendall Drive
5MCVI
Miami, FL 33176
United States

Alyson N. Cieply, M.S.
Diagnostic Medical Physicist
Baptist Health South Florida

Ms. Alyson N. Cieply has indicated she has no relevant financial relationships and her discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/19/2016
Course expires: 
02/24/2017
 
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