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ARIN Imaging Nurse Review Course - Cleveland Clinic, Florida
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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.

8/19/2017 to 8/20/2017
When: August 19-20, 2017
7:30am - 5:00pm
Where: Egil & Pauline Braathen Center
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
2nd Floor Training Room - WNN 2-202A
Weston, Florida  33331
United States
Contact: Bruce Boulter
866-486-2762, ext 802

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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:

  • Identify 3 different modalities where biopsies can be done and the advantages and disadvantages of each. 
  • Describe at least 3 non-vascular interventional imaging studies including purpose and patient care considerations.
  • Describe 3 common nuclear medicine imaging studies including purpose and patient care considerations.
  • Explain and describe applications of positron emissions tomography imaging for oncology, neurology, and cardiology.
  • Describe at least 3 vascular interventional imaging studies and be able to identify the purpose and patient care considerations for each.
  • Compare the breast imaging techniques of mammography, MRI, ultrasound and breast tomosynthesis including the advantages of each modality.
  • Describe the basic principles of computed tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Ultrasound (US).
  • Identify complications related to contrast media administration including prevention and treatment of each.
  • Identify the nursing care of patients required before, during, and after diagnostic radiology procedures.
  • Describe at least three key principles for maintaining a safe environment throughout all imaging modalities.
  • Define levels of sedation along the continuum, including patients who may be at risk identified through physical assessment and documentation review.
  • Discuss legal and regulatory considerations in the imaging environment.
  • Discuss Radiation therapy including methods of delivery and populations that would benefit from its use.
  • Identify unique safety considerations in the use of Ultrasound contrast.

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