This learning activity is a five part PowerPoint video presentation expertly narrated by Louis K. Wagner, Ph.D. DABR, FAAPM, FACR There is a posttest at the end of each activity that should be completed before moving on to the next section. All five posttests must be completed with a passing grade of 75% to print your CME certificate. If you have slow internet service, you may find it more convenient to download the video for viewing on your computer. **See computer equipment specifications below.
Are you ready to meet the new fluoroscopy requirements of 25 TAC 289.227 Use of Radiation Machines in the Healing Arts that went into effect May 1, 2013? Our Radiation Safety Awareness Training course is designed to make it easy for you to meet the requirements and get the training for you and/or your staff. This course is composed of eight hours of comprehensive training specific to the new requirements for individuals operating fluoroscopy equipment. The training is available on the AHEC’s website in five new narrated video presentations that total 8 hours CME. Physicians and other healthcare providers completing all five parts of the course will receive a certificate of completion for 8 hours Category 1™ AMA PRA credit. This course is designed to enhance your understanding of radiation as a valuable tool that must be managed well to protect patients and staff in today’s use of medical fluoroscopic equipment. You will learn the principles of radiation protection and the biological effects of x-ray radiation. You will improve your understanding of operation and principles of the fluoroscopic system to include exposure (air kerma) outputs, high level control options, dose reduction techniques and procedures for recording pertinent data.