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Radiation and MRI Safety

Radiation is a powerful form of energy. In the healthcare setting, this energy may be used to visualize internal structures of the body, diagnose disease and treat certain diseases. Procedures using radiation can save a patient's life. Procedures using radiation can also endanger a patient's life. It can endanger the healthcare worker. This course will discuss safeguards that will help nurses avoid injury to themselves and to their patients.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe how radiation and MRI are used in the healthcare setting
  • List the hazards of radiation and MRI in the healthcare setting
  • Describe safeguards for healthcare staff who work with radiation or radioactive patients in the healthcare setting
  • Identify safeguards for healthcare staff and patients involved in MRI in a healthcare setting