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; however, it is a useful resource when used in conjunction with other study materials.
We are always looking for talented members to share their expertise, if you are interested in becoming a faculty member to teach the review course please send an email to the National Office at email@example.com.
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 principle of computed tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Ultrasound (US).
Identify complications related to contrast 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.
Sample Agenda for the Imaging Nurse Review Course
Introductions and Course Overview
Allergic Reactions & Extravasations
Interventional Non Vascular
Interventional Radiology Vascular Procedures
Order of Imaging Exams
Questions, Wrap Up/Course evaluation
Host an ARIN Imaging Nurse Review Course at Your Facility
We understand it may not be ideal to send a large group away for training, especially with budget restrictions- so we make house call!
The ARIN Imaging Nurse Review Course is available to be presented on-site at your facility by ARIN master faculty. You organization can host the course and have our faculty train your staff (and others) in your facility.
As a host for the course, you will do the following:
The course will be held over two days
Arrange for a facility in which to hold the course
Market the course
Provide copies of the course syllabus to participants
Handle registration and onsite coordination for the course
Provide a roster of participants to ARIN
ARIN will do the following:
Coordinate the schedule with the faculty.
Pay faculty speaker’s fees and expenses.
Book and pay travel and lodging for the speaker.
Provide one (1) copy of the course syllabus.
Advertise the course in every available issue of ARIN’s bi-monthly newsletter, “Vision” prior to the course.
Post the course dates on the ARIN website.
Send routine email blasts to the member database advertising the course.
Provide contact hour certificates for the full two-day course; there is no partial credit for a single day.
Participants Can Earn Either
15 contact hours approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association.
This activity has been approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association for 15 contact hours. Alabama State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #16380 for 15 contact hours. **Refer to your state nursing board for licensing requirements.
15 contact hours approved by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
This continuing education activity is approved for 15 credit hours by AVIR. An accredited RCEEM by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
*Tool kit includes ARIN Core Curriculum, Orientation Manual, and Scope and Standards of Practice.
Facility can opt for the CRN Tool kit which also includes the CRN Prep: The Practical Study Guide ($275.00 + shipping $25.00)
Please email the office firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to schedule a course presentation.