Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Radiation Safety: Understanding Procedural Radiation Dose and How to Reduce Exposure
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.
Cardiologists, Interventional Radiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Radiology Technologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and all interested healthcare professionals especially if they use ionizing radiation.
- 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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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.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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