This course is designed for the Emergency Physician ordering trauma imaging and the radiographer adapting imaging for trauma situations. You will learn where to find appropriateness criteria accepted by CMS, and gain a better understanding of the legislative, credentialing and licensing regulations established to protect the patient.  Basic Radiation Safety responsibilities including the Image Gently and Image Wisely campaign are discussed as it should be at the forefront of decision making concerning risk vs. benefit of utilization of ionizing radiation technologies. You'll appreciate the value of current statistics concerning overuse of procedures involving ionizing radiation.

Course Topics:

  • Professional Liability
  • Legislation and Licensess
  • Radiation Risks
  • Unnecessary Testing
  • Trauma Levels
  • Technical Challenges
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Approriateness Criteria
  • Image Gently
  • Image Wisely
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • The New ABC's
  • Credentials