This course explores two areas of procedural care for cardiac catheterization that are accompanied by a degree of risk: radiation exposure and intravascular contrast use. Both are necessary to generate images that are essential components of catheterization procedures. This course explores basic radiation concepts and techniques for minimizing risks associated with exposure to radiation by patients and cath lab professionals. The use of contrast agents, the risk of kidney dysfunction, special clinical situations, and risk mitigation techniques for contrast use are also explained.
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Radiation Exposure
Basic Radiation Principles
A Spotlight on Scatter
The Significance of Radiation Exposure
Radiation in Cardiac Catheterization
Catheterization Laboratory X-ray Equipment
Radiation Absorbed Dose
Radiation Measurement and the Patient
Radiation and the Continuum of Care
Radiation Measurement and the Catheterization Lab Worker
Section 3: Contrast-Induced Nephropathy
The Significance of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy
The Renal System
Contrast and the Continuum of Care
Allergic Reaction to Contrast
Section 4: Review
Section 5: Conclusion
Paul Teelin, MSN, RN-BC is a SME writer with Relias. Paul has a varied, multidisciplinary clinical background. As a respiratory therapist, he focused primarily on adult critical care, neonatal critical care, high-acuity transport, procedural care, outpatient care, and professional development. As a registered nurse, Paul’s clinical practice has been in the areas of medical/surgical care, orthopedics, perianesthesia care, invasive cardiology, care coordination, and nursing leadership. He has served as a course creator and instructor on various occasions over his years of practice. Paul has earned a Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Informatics and is certified in Informatics Nursing by the ANCC. He is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.Disclosure: Paul Teelin, MSN, RN-BC has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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