Contrast Media Screening Process
Welcome to the "Contrast Media: Screening Process" module. The aim of this module is to develop and/or enhance knowledge related to screening for intravascular contrast media administration and associated NSW Health guidelines and policies. The participant will work through a scenario, in order to enhance understanding of the screening process and actions to take, based on the outcome of the screening process. The module is followed by Contrast Administration online module. The successful completion of both modules are pre-requisites for facility based training requirements such as supervised practice in their clinical setting and undertaking a contrast screening and administration competency assessment. The modules can also be used as a tool for revision.
A certificate is issued on completion.
By successfully completing this module, when undertaking supervised practice, you will be able to:
- recognise the different types of contrast available for administration
- identify the best practice to prepare the scanning room and equipment for contrast administration
- demonstrate the contrast screening process and rationale
- perform actions or interventions based on screen information
- confirm the risks and benefits of contrast media to the patient and obtain consent
- demonstrate Team Time Out.
This module is designed for Medical Radiation Scientists, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses working in Medical Imaging Departments and may qualify for up to 1 hr of Continuous Professional Development.