The University of Iowa

Advanced Radiation Safety for Fluoroscopy Course

Dates: 
Thursday, January 2, 2020 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

Study conveniently with this online educational course & quiz provided by The UI College of Nursing. 

Course Fee: $125
Refunds not available

Course Info
-Meets Iowa Board of Nursing requirements for ARNPs & is suitable for providers working with fluoroscopy & interested in additional education in radiation safety 
-Coursework requires +/- 60 minutes
-80% passing quiz score required

Course Objectives
-State the differences between ionizing & nonionizing radiation. Be able to identify the medical imaging modalities using each type of radiation & apply the inverse square law to effectively reduce one’s radiation exposure
-Describe how x-rays are produced & the effect of the inverse square law
-State the concepts to accurately predict which tissues will be most susceptible to the detrimental effects of ionizing radiation, the biological effects of radiation on tissue, the appropriate safe distance & shielding methods, & the difference between stochastic & non-stochastic effects
-Understand the ALARA concept in terms of time, distance, & shielding
-Understand the maximum annual dose of occupational ionizing radiation
-State the agencies involved in regulation, requirements & policy making regarding fluoroscopy 
-State the regulatory requirements for dosimeters & their proper placement
-Describe the method for obtaining a dosimeter & answer questions regarding dosimeter readings, reports & radiation safety
 
Intended Audience
This course is designed for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in Iowa to meet the educational requirements enacted by the IBON for education in radiation safety & management, physics, & radiology for ARNP's supervising fluoroscopy.

Nursing CE
The University of Iowa College of Nursing is the Iowa Board of Nursing Approved Provider No. 1. Individuals with who complete the course and  have a passing score will be awarded 1.0 contact hours. Your Nursing License No. is required. Those without a nursing license will receive a General CEU.