Nursing Education and Professional Development

Imaging Certification Review Course

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Saturday & Sunday, October 17-18, 2015


7:30am to 5:00 pm


Class location: TBD


Course objectives:

  • 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.



Both days = 15 contact hours; partial credit not provided

Cost No Cost to VUMC Staff

$275 for both days
(cost includes Program Manual and CE Certificate)

Registration Click to register in LMS (Log-in with your VUNET ID and search for Imaging) Non-VUMC Staff, click here to register

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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