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Updated Minimizing Risks from Fluoroscopic X Rays (2011-2013)
This updated course is available as Staff Developent only to UC Davis Health System faculty and staff. Contact Gwenn Welsch at gvwelsch@ucdavis.edu for access code.

Minimizing Risks from Fluoroscopic X Rays 

 

No fee for this activity and available only to UCD Faculty and Staff.
Minimizing Risks from Fluoroscopic X Rays: Bioeffects, Instrumentation, and Examination ©
(4th Edition - 1st printing)

CME activity released: July 25, 2011
Expires: July 25, 2013

Objectives - At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize and be able to address important issues as set forth in the 1994 FDA advisory
  2. Recommendations regarding fluoroscopy
  3. Know the fundamental technology of fluoroscopy
  4. Able to operate the fluoroscope to minimize risks to patients, operators, and personnel
  5. Know the biological effects of x rays on patients from the operation of the fluoroscope
  6. Able to utilize radiation protection practices and equipment appropriately to reduce
    radiation risks to the operator, the patient, and to personnel

Course (6.0 hours of credit)

  1. Complete the Self Assessment
  2. Read the Minimizing Risks from Fluoroscopic X Rays manual
  3. Review the excerpts from the 1994 FDA advisory on fluoroscopic injuries
  4. Complete the test (must pass 80% or better – you have three chances)
  5. Complete the evaluation
  6. Certificate will generate after passing test and evaluations are completed

INSTRUCTIONS

Step #1   ACTIVITY OVERVIEW
Go to the bottom of the page and click CONTINUE to access the next tab PRE-ASSESSMENT

Step #2   PRE-ASSESSMENT
In the PRE-ASSESSMENT tab you can access course lecture material
To open form click LAUNCH (on right side of screen)
Complete the PRE-ASSESSMEN then click SUBMIT
Go to the bottom of the page and click CONTINUE to access the next tab ACTIVITY MATERIAL

Step #3   ACTIVITY MATERIAL
In the ACTIVITY MATERIAL tab you can access course lecture material (document is in 5 parts)
To open documents click on document name to OPEN to view or SAVE
Go to the bottom of the page and click CONTINUE to access the next tab POST-ASSESSMENT(S)

Step #4   POST-ASSESSMENT(S)
The test is in the POST-ASSESSMENT(S)  tab
Click LAUNCH to open test, complete test then click on SUBMIT
Click CONTINUE at bottom of page to access the next tab EVALUATION for the course evaluation.

Step #5   COURSE EVALUATION
In the EVALUATION tab you can access course evaluations
To open the course evaluation click LAUNCH
After completing all the evaluations, go to the bottom of the page and click CONTINUE to access the next tab CERTIFICATE

Step #6   CERTIFICATE
Click on the CERTIFICATE name (AACME on the left side of screeen) to open or save CME document

If you have any questions please contact the UC Davis CME staff
Gwenn Welsch can be reached at gvwelsch@ucdavis.edu or phone (916) 734-5390

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Target Audience
This course is available as Staff Development only to UC Davis Health System faculty and staff. The program can be used for credentialing of physicians who perform fluoroscopy. Up to 6 CME credits are available. The program can also be used for continuing education of nurses.
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Course consists of the following elements:
Self Assessment
Course material (manual - PDF documents)
    - read online or download Manual in a PDF format (Activity Material tab) 
       (PDF documents, 1-5, are very large, expect long download time)
Test (80% to pass test, 20 out of 25 questions)
Course Evaluation

CME credit is obtained upon completion of a self assessment, the program content and submission of the program evaluation and test. An electronic CME certificate will be available after successfully completing the evaluation and test.

It takes approximately 6 hour to complete this activity.

This activity uses the Minimizing Risks from Fluoroscopic X Rays: Bioeffects, Instrumentation, and Examination (Fourth Edition) that consists of the following materials: excerpts from the 1994 FDA advisory on fluoroscopic injuries and an instructional manual that reviews the biological effects of radiation and the management of fluoroscopic x rays for safe use. You may take this course only once for credit between July 25, 2011 and July 25, 2013.

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Receipt of Credit
Once you have completed the course, test and evaluation, you will receive your Statement of Credit and your "My Transcript" page will be updated to reflect the credits earned along with a link to a printable version of the official certificate for that course.
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 Accreditation

The University of California, Davis Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit: The Office of Continuing Medical Education of the University of California,Davis Health System designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ acceptable for multidisciplinary team members

Nurse:  For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.  For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report hours of credit and fill in “CME Category 1” for the provider number).

Physician Assistant: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

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Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships

As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the University of California, Davis Health System Office of Continuing Medical Education must ensure balance, independence, and objectivity in all CME activities to promote improvements in health care and not proprietary interests of a commercial interest. The provider controls all decisions related to identification of CME needs, determination of educational objectives, selection and presentation of content, selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content, selection of educational methods, and evaluation of the activity. Course directors, planning committee members, presenters, authors, moderators, panel members, and others in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to the subject matter of this educational activity. Learners are able to assess the potential for commercial bias in information when complete disclosure, resolution of conflicts of interest, and acknowledgment of commercial support are provided prior to the activity. Informed learners are the final safeguards in assuring that a CME activity is independent from commercial support. We believe this mechanism contributes to the transparency and accountability of CME.

Financial relationships with Comercial interests associated with this CME activity:

Authors
Louis K. Wagner, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACR
Professor of Radiological Physics, The University of Texas-Houseton Medical School 

Benjamin R. Archer, PhD., DABR, FAAPM, FACMP
Professor of Radiological Science, Baylor College of Medicine

No relevant finincial relationships with coercial interests:

FACULTY
David K. Shelton, MD, Professor of Radiology, UC Davis Health System
Marcia Hartman, Health Physicist, Environmental Health & Safety, UC Davis Health System

CONTENT REVIEWER
Jerrold T. Bushberg, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health System

University of California Davis Medical Center has purchased the Photocopy License Agreement for "Minimizing Risks from Fluoroscopic X Rays" (4th Edition). We have the use of the material and tests to create this Staff Development course for UC Davis staff and faculty.

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UC Davis Health System CME Mission
In concert with the University of California, Davis Health System mission of discovering and sharing knowledge to advance health, the continuing medical education mission focuses on the lifelong learning commitments of physicians who practice in the health system and in the greater Northern California region. UC Davis CME is at the nexus between scientific discovery and its translation to practice with a commitment to provide a variety of educational formats for evidence-based education that fulfills identified needs and produces changes in physician practice resulting in improved competence, performance and/or patient care. With an emphasis on multidisciplinary programs, content is based on competencies and bona fide needs assessments as well as clinical requirements. The CME Advisory Committee reviews the content and quality of CME offerings in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Essential Areas and their Elements and the American Medical Association’s Physician Recognition Award accredited provider information.

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Disclaimer of Warranties
CME Online is under development and changes may be made in these publications and programs at any time.

Minimizing Risks from Fluoroscopic X Rays: Bioeffects, Instrumentation, and Examination (Fourth Edition) ©.

 

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