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X-ray and the Human Body series - Fluoroscopy in Cardiology - Radiation Safety Training (2018) module 5
This course is available as Staff Development only to UC Davis Health faculty, staff, students, residents, and fellows. Contact Gwenn Welsch at gvwelsch@ucdavis.edu for access code.

Fluoroscopy in Cardiology: Radiation Safety Training  

No fee for this activity and only available to UCDH Faculty and Staff.

X-ray and the Human Body series (Module 5)
Up to 1.0 hour in X-ray Safety

This internet enduring material is a slide presentation (in PDF format).

CME activity released: June 29, 2013
Reviewed and approved February 10, 2016
Expires: February 10, 2019


Global Objective for series
Be aware of the importance of radiation safety as it relates to fluoroscopy practice. When treating patients, physicians often forget to consider the "invisible" threat of radiation. The goal of this activity is to reduce the radiation doses to both patient and staff by describing the radiation hazards and explaining how to reduce exposure.

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Activity Objectives

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

  1. Identify who may operate fluoroscopy equipment
  2. Describe the risks of potential radiation exposures associated with cardiac fluoroscopy
  3. List aspects of fluoroscopy operations which are relevant to radiation safety and good medical practice

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This internet enduring material consisting of a slide presentation that takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Method of participation:

  1. View slides – available in PDF format
  2. Complete the test (must pass 80% or better – you have three chances)
  3. Complete the evaluation
  4. Certificate will generate after passing test and evaluations are completed

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

Physician Credit: The University of California, Davis, Health, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the 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
The following have disclosed no relevant financial relationships:
 
Course Chair
J. Anthony Seibert, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health System

Author
David K. Shelton, M.D., Professor, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health System

Planning Committee
Jerrold T. Bushberg, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health System
Bruce Hodge, QA Technologist, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health System
Sean Jones, MS, Environmental Health & Safety
Linda Kroger, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health System
J. Anthony Seibert, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health System

Content Reviewer
Brandon Doskocil, M.D.

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


Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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