Ohio fluoroscopy training requirement
Chapter 3701:1-66, section 7 of the Ohio administrative code requires individuals likely to receive an annual effective dose equivalent in excess of one millisievert from participating in fluoroscopic procedures, shall receive radiation protection training specific to fluoroscopy prior to performing or participating in fluoroscopic procedures.
Ohio has recently proposed changes to the existing code to require all users of fluoroscopy to complete specific training on the safe use of fluoroscopy, including the following topics:
- Basic properties of radiation and biological effects of X-rays;
- Radiation protection methods for patients and staff;
- Units of measurement and dose, including DAP (dose-area product) values & air kerma;
- Factors affecting fluoroscopic outputs and high level control options;
- Dose management including dose reduction techniques, monitoring, and recording;
- Principles and operation of the specific fluoroscopic x-ray system(s) to be used;
- Fluoroscopic and fluorographic outputs of each mode of operation on the system(s) to be used clinically;
- Meets the Joint Commission environment of care (EC.02.04.03 and HR.01.05.03) fluoroscopy standards which necessitate ongoing education and annual training for individuals use fluoroscopic equipment (HR.01.05.03).
All users must complete a minimum of 4 hours of CME training. The Basic Training Program from FluoroSafety provides training that meets these requirements.
Users of fluoroscopy who perform FGI, fluoroscopically guided interventions (i.e., any percutaneous procedure guided by fluoroscopy), must complete a minimum of 8 hours of CME training. The Advanced Training Program from FluoroSafety provides training that meets these requirements.
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