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Patient exposure to radiation has doubled over the past 20 years, and the amount of ionizing radiation from a CT scan is significantly greater than it once was. The FDA launched an initiative to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure using two principles of radiation protection – justification and dose optimization. Our expert will review the latest CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines that address these concerns.
This program will cover all of the radiology and nuclear medicine standards, and MRI requirements employees must know. If a surveyor showed up today, would you be able to demonstrate compliance with all 41 pages of CoPs changes?
|- Appropriate shielding||- Policies & procedures||- Calibrating equipment|
|- Decreasing radiation exposure||- High risk patients||- Training staff|
|- Safety in radiology services||- Risk of cancer||- Safety precautions|
|- Diagnostic radiology & standards||- FDA initiatives||- Badge tests|
|- Therapeutic radiology & standards||- Blue boxes||- Teleradiology|
|- Nuclear medicine guidelines||- Monitoring for quality & safety||- Ionizing radiation risks|
|- CT scans, ultrasound & MRI||- Radiation therapy||- Contractual agreement|
|- Director of radiology qualifications||- Record retention period||And there's more!|
Anyone involved with or interested in radiology and nuclear med, including but not limited to: Radiology Director, Radiology Medical Director, Radiology Staff, Patient Safety Officer, TJC Liaison, Medical Staff, Nurse Educators, Nurse Managers, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, CE Directors, Department Directors, Quality Improvement Staff, Compliance Officers, CMS Liaisons, and anyone else responsible for complying with the radiology and nuclear medicine standards.
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