Venipuncture & Contrast Media in Radiography

January 31, 2019 8:00am – 4:00pm
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01/31/19 8:00 AM 01/31/19 4:00 PM Venipuncture & Contrast Media in Radiography
Touro College Medical Imaging Program at Harlem Hospital Center
15 West 136th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10037
Touro College Medical Imaging Program at Harlem Hospital Center
15 West 136th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10037

This seminar will prepare health care professionals in the safe use of contrast media and its potential adverse reactions.

The course offers 7-CEU credits/points, and is $200 if paid online in advance or $225 at the door. 

PROGRAM:

8:00 – 8:15am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Course Director, Stephanie Evans, MPH
Director of Education, Medical Imaging Program of the NYSCAS division of Touro College

8:15 – 8:30am: Pre-Test

8:30 – 9:30am: Pharmacology of Contrast

Ibrihim  Ghattas, M.D.
Instructor, Medical Imaging Program of the NYSCAS division of Touro College

9:30 – 10:30am: Contrast Media Imaging Procedures

  1. Routes of acceptable contrast media/administration
  2. Characteristics of injectable contrast media
  3. Pharmacologic profile of injectable contrast media

Course Director, Stephanie Evans, MPH
Director of Education, Medical Imaging Program of the NYSCAS division of Touro College

10:30 – 11:00am: Special Issues with Contrast Media

  1. Infiltration
  2. Infection
  3. Circulation problems
  4. Phlebitis
  5. Air embolism
  6. Emerging issues – MRI contrast

Christopher Williams, BS, BSN, R.T., (R), (CR)
Adjunct Instructor, Medical Imaging Program of the NYSCAS division of Touro College

11:00 – 11:15am: BREAK

11:15 – 12:00pm: UltraSound Contrast

Kalam Chowdhury, M.D., RDMS (AB), RDMS (OB/GYN), RDCS (AE), RVT.
Clinical Coordinator, Medical Imaging Program of the NYSCAS division of Touro College

12:00 – 1:00pm: LUNCH (Provided)

1:00 – 1:45pm: Contrast Media in CT

  1. Examples of CT Contrast
  2. Head, Neck, Abdomen
  3. Pediatric Contrast
  4. CT Angiography
  5. Power Injector

Samir Salib, MD, RT (R) CT, MRI
Adjunct Instructor, Medical Imaging Program of the NYSCAS division of Touro College

1:45 – 2:00pm: BREAK

2:00 – 3:00pm: Contrast Media in Special Population

Kalam Chowdhury, M.D., RDMS (AB), RDMS (OB/GYN), RDCS (AE), RVT.
Adjunct Instructor, Medical Imaging Program of the NYSCAS division of Touro College

3:00 – 4:00pm: Central Lines

Christopher Williams, BS, BSN, R.T., (R), (CR)
Adjunct Instructor, Medical Imaging Program of the NYSCAS division of Touro College

4:00 – 4:30pm: Question and Answers, Post Test, and Closing

Bradley Shaev, Rt (R), MBA
Program Director, Medical Imaging Program of the NYSCAS division of Touro College

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe the Pharmacologic and Pharmacodynamic principles to contrast media
  • Classify contrast according to specific categories and give examples for each category
  • Explain the action, uses and side effects of contrast media
  • Describe the methods and techniques for administering various types of contrast media
  • Explain the current legal and ethical status of the radiographer’s role administration
  • Discuss the purpose and advantages of intravenous drug administration
  • Demonstrate appropriate venipuncture technique
  • Differentiate between the two major sits of intravenous drug administration
  • Identify, describe, the document complications associated with intravenous drug therapy and appropriate actions to resolve these complications

Special thank you to Leszek Pazenski, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Columbia University Medical Center, The Affiliation at Harlem Hospital, for his help in the development of this course.