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Reducing Radiological Exposure


Radiological procedures are valuable diagnostic and treatment tools; however, the use of radiation in the perioperative setting introduces a variety of safety concerns for both patients and staff. All types of radiation can cause tissue damage and may lead to long-term adverse effects.

Because of these factors, it is important that both patients and staff are protected from unsafe levels of radiation.


The purpose of this activity is to provide an overview of the clinical considerations of the use of radiation in the OR, along with guidelines for developing and implementing measures to prevent radiation injury.


  • Recognize the clinical implications of radiation in the perioperative setting

  • Identify strategies to reduce radiological exposure to both staff and patients in the perioperative setting

Course Requirements

To receive 0.8 CH for this course, you must achieve mastery of the content and submit an evaluation as instructed at the end of the course. This course contains 18 questions.

Contact Hours

The 0.8 contact hours for this course will expire June 30, 2016.

Order forms are available in the supporting documents section on the side of this page. 


AORN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AORN is Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019.


This program is approved for 0.8 hours of AEU credit by BASC provider #0102.


AORN recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center approves or endorses products mentioned in the activity.

Guidelines for Perioperative Practice


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