Stress Testing in Cardiac Nuclear Medicine Technology
Hours: 2.00
This course is accessible until 3/1/2020

Stress Testing in Cardiac Nuclear Medicine Technology is designed for nuclear technologists specializing in nuclear cardiology in the area of exercise stress testing with and without pharmacologic agents. However, it is an excellent course for all healthcare professionals seeking to learn more about stress testing. The first part of the course addresses exercise stress testing measurements and indications, and patient selection and care. The last section gives an overview of pharmacologic stress testing and radioimaging, including agents, protocols, and patient monitoring.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT 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.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the key aspects of exercise stress testing: measurements available, contraindications and indications, the physiologic measures obtained, and the equipment used.
  2. Identify the purposes and the patients appropriate for pharmacologic stress testing.
  3. Name and describe available pharmaceutical stress agents, including appropriate administration protocols and contraindications for their uses.
  4. Name and describe available radioimaging agents, including appropriate administration protocols and contraindications for their uses.
  5. Identify key aspects of the nuclear technologist's role in quality control and patient care.

Elizabeth Duncan, MSHS, CNMT, RT(CT)

Elizabeth is a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist and is currently working as Clinical Coordinator for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at the Adventist University of Health Sciences. Her main responsibility is to coordinate the clinical rotations of the Nuclear Medicine students through 13 different facilities. In addition, Elizabeth is also an instructor for Radiobiology and Radiation Protection. Her previous experience includes supervising a Nuclear Cardiology department and a medical sales representative. Elizabeth is the 2011-2012 recipient of the Faculty Merit Award for Professional Service presented by Adventist University of Health Sciences.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Joseph Hawkins, MS.Ed, BS, CNMT

Joseph has a MS in Education, Bachelors in Nuclear Medicine Technology and is a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist. In his current position as Program Director of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program for Adventist University of Health Sciences, he is responsible for all aspects of the program including didactic and clinical instruction, course content, program curriculum, student evaluation and counseling. Prior to joining the faculty at  ADU, Joseph was Assistant Professor and Program Director at Prince George's community College, Largo, Maryland. Throughout his tenure, Joseph has made significant contributions in his profession through various publications, workshops, textbook reviews, presentations, and involvement with various Nuclear medicine organizations. Joseph earned his BS in Nuclear Medicine Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology; MS in Education at St. Joseph's College of Maine; CNMT and attended State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y.  He has over 25 years of experience in Nuclear Medicine, he has presented lectures at several local and regional nuclear medicine meetings. He is the 2009-2010 recipient of the Faculty Merit Award for Professional Service presented by Adventist University of Health Sciences.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Lisa Lorenzo, RN, BSN, BC

Lisa Lorenzo is certified as an Advanced Practice Educator, a Heartsaver/AED and a Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor. She has hospital experience in cardiology, labor and delivery, postanesthesia care, eating disorders, and progressive care.

She is a member of Centocor Speaker Bureau and is currently the Corporate Cardiology Educational Coordinator for Orlando Regional Healthcare System.

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This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Gregory Springer, CNMT, BS, AS

Gregory Springer, CNMT, BS, AS, is certified in Nuclear Medicine Technology. In his current position as the Senior Nuclear Medicine Technologist for Orlando Regional Healthcare System, in Orlando, Florida, he is responsible for the coordination of five Nuclear Medicine Departments within the ORHS System. He has developed the department’s Quality Assurance Program, instructed students from the Valencia Community College Nuclear Medicine Program, served on process improvement teams, and authored a paper on radiation safety published by the Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)
CE Credits: 2, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 1/31/2020

Dept of Health - Bureau of Radiation Control (DOH-BRC)
CE Credits: 2, Category: 00-Technical Approved, Expires: 1/31/2019

Completion Requirements:

To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity the participant must:

  • View all modules

  • Participate and pass all learning checks

  • Pass the PostTest(s) with a minimum score of 80%

  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion:

Certificates of Completion will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

 

Educational Health Care Team Members and Course Author Conflict of Interest:

There have been no conflicts of interest disclosed by planners, authors, or presenters; nor has there been disclosure of any relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies or their products pertaining to this activity.

 

Commercial Company Support:

The content of this activity was not developed with support from any commercial companies nor are there any staff commercial affiliations.

 

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