Radiation Protection for Nursing

Course Description

This is a one (1) CEU course specifically designed for nurses who work around radiation in the OR, ICU, Recover Room, Short Stay Unit, Interventional Suite, and Cardiac Cath Labs. It is presented using actual demonstrations with the c-arm in the OR, or in the fluoroscopic or interventional suites, as well as live lectures.

The goal of the lectures is to introduce different concepts regarding scatter radiation and the demonstrations are used to show how much radiation occurs during typical fluoroscopy and portable x-ray examinations, as well as, what can be done to minimize dose to everyone in the room.

Lesson Order and Times

  1. Introduction for Nurses … 2:30
  2. X-Table Lateral Hip – Location of the Least Amount of Scatter … 6:13
  3. Adverse Events and Biologic Effects … 6:27
  4. Ion chamber at head, 45, 90, (w/wo lead) foot in OR … 5:07
  5. Lead Aprons … 7:22
  6. Time, Distance, Shielding … 4:21
  7. Low Dose Versus Regular Settings … 5:15
  8. Vertical Collimation … 5:17
  9. ORSIF … 2:39
  10. How Much radiation is Saved Using Pulse Modes? … 6:33
  11. Interventional Suite Radiation Safety … 1:50
  12. How Much Scatter Comes From an AP Chest … 7:08
  13. How Radiation Changes as it Goes Through the Body … 3:50
  14. Total Time … 1:02:35

Sample Videos