$20.00

i 1.25 Hours

Course Overview

Pediatric patients are not adults. The pediatric patient requires special attention and can sometimes present a challenge to the radiologic technologist’s interpersonal skills. When working with a pediatric patient, the technologist will need to fully use their technical knowledge. However, the technologist will also need to develop patience and have a deeper understanding of how to use effective communication skills. Although immobilization devices are often necessary, their utilization is only after less restrictive measures have been utilized. It is important to remember that the most effective method of avoiding the need to immobilize a patient is communication.

About the Course Author

Stephanie was educated and trained in New York State as a Licensed Practical Nurse where she practiced pediatric hematology/oncology nursing at the Children's Hospital of Buffalo and has over 25 years of clinical nursing experience. She earned her Associate in Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Leadership and Administration from Excelsior College. She is a Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified, and is a former PALS instructor. Her clinical expertise is in acute pediatric medical surgical nursing and case management for children with medical complexity. She most recently worked at Duke Children's Hospital as a Nurse Clinician before coming to Relias.

Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, radiographer and educator with years of experience as a radiologic technology program director. She has authored several radiology and mammography related textbooks. She also volunteers with RAD-AID international and served as a program manager with the Asha Jyoti: Women's Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, Chandigarh, India and currently serves as RAD-AID's Chief Mammography Technologist for the RAD-AID USA Women's Health Initiative.

Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 5/1/2022.
    Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Dietitians

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Radiation technologists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-ITPP
  • Hours:

    1.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-04-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe safe methods of immobilizing a pediatric patient.; Discuss proper radiation protection and safety measures, techniques, and practices used in pediatric radiography (ALARA principle).; List professional, age-effective communication strategies for pediatric patients, parents or guardians during radiographic procedures.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Imaging Techniques for Pediatric Patients
    Age-Specific Considerations
    Radiation Risks
    Types of Shielding
    Procedural Sedation
    Pediatric Considerations
    Neonate Considerations
    Role of the Parent or Guardian
    Section 3: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References

     

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Radiologic Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.