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Imaging Nurse Review Course - Lowcountry AHEC

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CEUs: 15.00

Available Until: 6/8/2017

Non-Member Price: FREE

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Presented on June 8-9, 2017

Facutly - Kristina Hoerl
Imaging Nurse Review Course at Lowcountry, SC

This educational program will provide a review of selected topics which can help prepare experienced Imaging nurses for the Radiology Nurse Certification Exam. This course is intended for the Imaging nurse who already has a strong knowledge base of radiology nursing. This course does not guarantee that participants will pass the certification exam. Individual participants are highly encouraged to take the time to study and gain mastery of the topics.

OBJECTIVES for the Imaging Nurse Review Course

Upon completion of the two-day course participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 different modalities where biopsies can be done and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Describe at least 3 non-vascular interventional imaging studies including purpose and patient care considerations.
  • Describe 3 common nuclear medicine imaging studies including purpose and patient care considerations.
  • Explain and describe applications of positron emissions tomography imaging for oncology, neurology, and cardiology. (new)
  • Describe at least 3 vascular interventional imaging studies and be able to identify the purpose and patient care considerations for each.
  • Compare the breast imaging techniques of mammography, MRI, ultrasound and breast tomosynthesis including the advantages of each modality.
  • Define and explain the basic principle of tomography, Magnetic Resonance, and Ultrasound.
  • Identify complications related to contrast administration (i.e. reaction, extravasation, contrast induced nephrotoxicity, NSF) and list methods for prevention and treatment of each.
  • Identify the nursing care of patients required before, during, and after diagnostic radiology procedures.
  • Describe at least three key principles for maintaining a safe environment throughout all imaging modalities.
  • Define the levels of sedation along the sedation continuum and identify patients who may be at risk for moderate sedation through physical assessment and documentation review.
  • Identify the difference between standards, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Discuss legal and regulatory considerations in the imaging environment.
  • Discuss Radiation Therapy including methods of delivery and populations that would benefit from its use.
  • Identify unique safety considerations in the use of Ultrasound contrast.

    This activity has been submitted to Alabama State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.
    Alabama State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the
    American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation ARIN has applied for 15 contact hours to the ASNA for approval
    This continuing education activity is pending by AVIR. An accredited RCEEM by The American Registry of Radiologic
    Technologists (ARRT).ARIN has applied for 17 contact hours