Pediatric Radiation Safety Continuing Education Course

1 CE Credit


An interactive course that covers everything you need to know about radiation safety and protection in pediatric imaging, from communicating with children and their caregivers before, during, and after a procedure, to proper shielding and exposure time for children

Course Overview

1 Module
ASRT
607 Certificates Issued

Course description

Expiry date: July 1, 2023


Pediatric Radiation Safety is an online continuing education course designed to help radiologic technologists understand the quality principles used to ensure the safe and appropriate use of digital radiography in children. Because radiography procedures represent 85% of all ionizing exposure in children, because pediatric patients are up to 10 times more sensitive to ionizing radiation than adults, it is critical for technologists to have a firm grasp of radiation safety and protection when performing pediatric imaging examinations.

With that in mind, this course covers the basic principles of digital radiography (DR) and its advantages over analog film screening and computed radiography in reducing the pediatric patient dose. It also highlights the challenges presented in acquiring DR diagnostic images in the pediatric population, including proper immobilization, addressing family concerns, and childrens’ responses to verbal direction. You will also learn about the proper use of shielding, balancing ALARA, lead aprons and half shields, short exposure times, limited views, and close collimation as these apply to imaging children.

Pediatric Radiation Safety is a suitable course for novice and veteran technologists technologists alike, and is both accessible to and appropriate for students in radiologic technology programs who want to enhance their understanding of radiation protection practices when dealing specifically with pediatric imaging.

Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 1.5 CE Credits
Subscription duration:365 days from purchase date
Voiceover available
Downloadable transcript available
Meets the CE requirements of the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
Meets ARRT® CE reporting requirements
Accepted by the NMTCB®
Hassle-free 30-day full refund policy*
Discipline Major content category & subcategories CE Credits provided
RAD-2017 Safety
Radiation Protection 0.25
RAD-2017 Image Production
Image Acquisition and Technical Evaluation 0.25
Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance 0.25
RAD-2022 Safety
Radiation Protection 0.25
RAD-2022 Image Production
Image Acquisition and Evaluation 0.25
Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance 0.25
Section 1: Optimizing Pediatric Radiation Dose
Introduction
Digital Radiography Basics
Digital Radiography and Feedback
Standardized Terminology
Estimating Patient Dose
Reducing Radiation Exposure
Noise Level and the Clinical Question
Quality Assurance and Quality Control Programs
Guidelines
Safety Checklist
Conclusion

good refresher

Sean G.

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