This module addresses radiation safety. With the increase of endovascular procedures in dialysis access care, radiation safety has become increasingly important. Radiation safety is required knowledge for operating suite personnel and other workers in hospital floor scenarios where diagnostic X-ray procedures are performed with portable units. Doctors and nurses alike must obtain a basic understanding of the radiation hazards and how to maximally protect patients and healthcare workers.
The activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, nephrologists, general surgeons and physicians who perform open and or interventional dialysis access procedures in patients in the United States and internationally.
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
• Understand basic attributes of the biological effects of radiation, including the emission of x-rays and the impact on matter such as human organs
• Gain knowledge of basic imaging techniques and fluoroscopy equipment used in procedures on dialysis vascular surgery
• Gain an understanding of the biological effects of radiation dose, including: how it is measured, factors influencing radiation dosage, principles of radiation protection, personnel dosimetry monitoring and dose limitations, and the process for generating a radiation dosing report
• Understand factors related to image quality and how to improve when necessary
• Knowledge on how to protect pregnant patients and workers exposed to radiation
Method of Participation
To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. Please proceed with the activity until you have reviewed module materials, successfully answered all post-test questions, completed the evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your CME certificate. You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact Complete Conference Management at cme@CCMCME.com.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Complete Conference Management and Online CME, Inc.
Complete Conference Management is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
Complete Conference Management designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Ingemar Davidson, MD, PhD, FACS
Dr. Davidson has no relevant financial relationships reported.
Gerald Beathard, MD, PhD
Dr. Beathard has no relevant financial relationships reported.
Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR Dr. Dolmatch is a consultant and advisor to Bard, Humacyte, Bluegrass Vascular Tech, Merit Medical and Histosonics.
Nicholas Inston, MD, PhD
Dr. Inston has been an investigator for TVA and Humacyte and an educational consultant for Merit Medical, Gore and SynerMed.
Behram Kahn, MD
Dr. Kahn has no relevant financial relationships reported study.
John Ross, MD Dr. Ross is a consultant for Bard Peripheral Vascular, WL Gore and Associates, LeMaitre Vascular Inc. and Boston Scientific.
John Swinnen, MD
Dr. Swinnen has no relevant financial relationships reported study
Magdalena Biss-Mierzwińska, MD
Dr. Magdalena Biss-Mierzwińska has no relevant financial relationships reported.
Pierre Bourquelot, MD
Dr. Bourquelot has no relevant financial relationships reported.
Teresa Chuva, MD
Dr. Teresa Chuva has no relevant financial relationships reported.
Maurizio Gallieni, MD
Dr. Gallieni has no relevant financial relationships reported.
Ulf Hedin, MD
Dr. Hedin has no relevant financial relationships reported.
Jackie Pei Ho, MD
Dr Ho has no relevant financial relationships reported.
Jose Ibeas, MD, PhD
Dr. Ibeas has no relevant financial relationships reported.
Aurang Zaib Khawaja MD
Dr Khawaja has no relevant financial relationships reported
Hailei Li, MD, PhD
Dr. Li has no relevant financial relationships reported.
NC Liew, MD
Dr. Liew has no relevant financial relationships reported
Alexandro Mallios, MD
Dr. Mallios is a consultant and advisor to Avenu Medical
Linda Nuth, MD
Dr. Nuth has no relevant financial relationships reported
Kittipan Perkasem, MD
Dr. Perkasem has no relevant financial relationships reported
Ramon Roca Tey, MD, PhD Dr. Roca Tey has no relevant financial relationships reported.
Tobias Steinke, MD
Dr. Steinke is a consultant and advisor to Angiomed Karlsruhe GER, CR Bard Karlsruhe GER, TVA Medical Austin Texas USA.
Martina Tedesco, MS Dr. Tedesco has no relevant financial relationships reported.
AKH INC. STAFF/REVIEWERS
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN – CME Director of Accreditations Ms. Caputo discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers. Tracey Fernandez – Complete Conference Management AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This activity is supported by educational grants from the following companies: Arrow International, Inc./Teleflex, Lutonix Technology Center/Bard, Boston Scientific Corporation, Le Maitre Vascular, Inc., Medtronic and W.L. Gore.
CME Credit hours Earned: 3.0 Hour(s)
Disclosure Policy Statement
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Complete Conference Management must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in a CCM-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Complete Conference Management makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.
Required Hardware / Software
A computer with an internet connection. Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser. Other additional software may be required such as PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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