Texas Radiation Safety Awareness Training CME Course for New Texas Rule
Our Fluoroscopy CME courses for the New Hampshire Fluoroscopy regulations work!
A study published in Academic Radiology showed that patient dose decreased after radiology residents took our Advanced Training Program. More details are available here.
The requirement to complete Radiation Safety Awareness Training listed in TAC 289.227 is currently suspended. While the State of Texas will not be providing citations for failure to meet the law, the law is still in effect. We strongly recommend that physicians and other healthcare professionals in Texas who use fluoroscopy consider completing this one-time training.
Why should I still comply with the Texas law if it isn't enforced?
- While failing to meet this requirement of TAC 289.227 will not result in a citation from the state, it could expose you and your practice to legal risk in the interim because the rule is state law.
- Review of dose metrics and protocols by the Fluoroscopy Radiation Protocol Committee is required by TAC 289.227 and is currently enforced. The Advanced Training Program from FluoroSafety, which meets the requirements for Radiation Safety Awareness Training, will provide the necessary didactic and practical knowledge to conduct these reviews.
- To maintain an active medical license in Texas, physicians must earn 24 Category 1 CME credits every year. Category 1 CME credits earned for completing courses from FluoroSafety count towards this requirement. Many specialties can also earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit for each hour of CME they complete with FluoroSafety.
- The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) states in NCRP Report 168 that clinical training and experience is not an acceptable substitute for formal training in radiation management.
- Section F.5 of the Suggested State Regulations for Control of Radiation published by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors requires that all persons operating fluoroscopic x-ray system complete training on the following topics before using fluoroscopy independently:
- Biological effects of x-ray;
- Principles of radiation protection;
- Factors affecting fluoroscopic outputs;
- Dose reduction techniques for fluoroscopic x-ray systems;
- 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; and
- Applicable requirements of these regulations.
- 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).
Learners who complete our Advanced Training Program earn 8 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME™ credit and meet all requirements of Texas Radiation Safety awareness Training listed in TAC 289.227. Many specialties can also earn self-assessment CME (SA-CME), as required for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) by members of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
How will we teach you?
Like all FluoroSafety courses, this course is completely online, packed with videos, animations and descriptive expert narration. You can buy it now and complete it at your leisure from any computer or tablet with internet access. You will receive your CME certificate immediately after completion!
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