Radiation Safety Protocols for Fluoroscopy: Program Management (CE AVIR)
X-rays have revolutionized medicine and enabled us to diagnose and help patients that would not have been possible without them. X-rays can cause acute harm, cancer and birth defects if not administered correctly and that is why practitioners must understand and manage patient dose and scattered radiation to insure overall safety. In this eighth episode of the 8-episode series Radiation Safety Protocols for Fluoroscopy we will talk about how to do data reporting and what to do with the data.Outline:
- Role of the RSO (Radiation Safety Officer)
- Radiation control regulations
- Patient radiation dose recording
- Members and responsibilities of the RPC (Radiation Protocol Committee)
- Equipment Performance
- Summarize the role of the RSO
- Understand Radiation Control Regulations
- Explain Patient Radiation Dose Recording
- Know how to implement and manage a Radiation Protocol Committee
- Determine Equipment Performance
This course is designed for physicians and healthcare professionals performing fluoroscopically guided procedures in the cardiac and interventional suite. It is designed to enhance understanding of radiation as a tool that must be managed to protect staff and patients in the use of fluoroscopic equipment. You will learn the biological effects of x-ray radiation and principles of radiation protection. You will improve your understanding of operation and principles of fluoroscopic equipment including exposure (air kerma) outputs, high level control options, dose reduction techniques and procedures for recording data.
Additionally, this program is designed as part of an 8-episode series to bring healthcare professionals who use radiology in healthcare practice up to date with the latest standards of care, including Texas Administrative Code §289.227.