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Radiation Safety in Perioperative Practice

Product Details
Product ID: 1970
Year Produced: 2014
Length: 53 min.
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The purpose of this study guide and accompanying video is to educate perioperative personnel on the clinical applications, risks, and safety practices for the use of ionizing radiation in perioperative practice.

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Define ionizing radiation
  • Summarize the acute and long-term adverse effects of ionizing radiation exposure
  • List the types, sources, and applications of ionizing radiation in perioperative practice
  • Explain the linear-no-threshold model and the concept of ALARA
  • Describe how to use the principles of time, distance, and shielding to minimize radiation exposure for personnel and patients
  • Define federal dose limits and describe state regulations on occupational and public radiation exposure
  • Understand the proper use of dosimetry to measure radiation exposure