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ARIN IRC - CentraCare Health, St. Cloud, MN
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The ARIN Imaging Nurse Review Course is a 2 day course designed to provide an overview of the skills required for the nurse working in the imaging, interventional, and therapeutic environment. This course can also be used to prepare for the radiologic nursing certification exam. It is not designed as a single study tool to prepare for this exam. is a useful resource when used in conjunction with other study materials.

9/26/2016 to 9/27/2016
When: September 26-27, 2016
7:30am - 5:00pm
Where: CentraCare Health Plaza Education Center
1900 CentraCare Circle
Windfeldt Room
St. Cloud, Minnesota  56303
United States
Contact: Bruce Boulter
866-486-2762


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PURPOSE AND GOALS for the Imaging Review Course

This educational program will provide a review of selected topics which can help prepare experienced Imaging nurses for the Radiology Nurse Certification Exam. This course is intended for the Imaging nurse who already has a strong knowledge base of radiology nursing. This course does not guarantee that participants will pass the certification exam. Individual participants are highly encouraged to take the time to study and gain mastery of the topics.

OBJECTIVES for the Imaging Nurse Review Course

Upon completion of the two-day course participants will be able to:

  • State the 3 tenants of radiation safety and provide examples of how they are implemented.
  • Define the contrast classifications of ionic, non-ionic, high-osmolar, low-osmolar, and iso-osmolar and how these classifications can impact the patient.
  • Identify complications related to contrast administration (i.e. reaction, extravasation, contrast induced nephrotoxicity, NSF) and list methods for prevention and treatment of each.
  • Compare the breast imaging techniques of mammography, MRI, breast tomosynthesis including the advantages to each.
  • Describe at least 3 diagnostic imaging studies including purpose and patient care considerations.
  • State the proper way to handle brachytherapy implants
  • Describe at least 3 nuclear medicine/PET imaging studies including purpose and patient care considerations.
  • Define the imaging planes of coronal, sagittal, and axial.
  • Identify 3 different modalities where biopsies can be done and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Define the terms anechoic, hypoechoic, and hyperechoic as it pertains to Ultrasound imaging.
  • Identify required education for a RN providing procedural sedation.
  • State 2 critical safety practices for caring for patients in MRI.
  • Describe at least 3 non-vascular interventional imaging studies including purpose and patient care considerations.
  • Describe at least 3 vascular interventional imaging studies and be able to identify the purpose and patient care considerations for each.
  • Correctly determine the order to complete an ultrasound, an upper GI, and an abdominal CT.

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