Course Catalog - Virtual Continuing Medical Education

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Course Information

Course: Nuclear Medicine

Module: Stress Testing in Cardiac Nuclear Medicine Technology

Module Description:
Audience: Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Prerequisites: None
Stress Testing in Cardiac Nuclear Medicine Technology is designed for the nuclear technologists specializing in nuclear cardiology in the area of exercise stress testing with and without pharmacologic agents. 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.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this program, the health care professional 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 four available pharmaceutical stress agents, including appropriate administration protocols and contraindications for their use.
4. Name and describe three available radioimaging agents, including appropriate administration protocols and contraindications for their use.
5. Identify key aspects of the nuclear technologist's role in quality control and patient care.

Author: echelon® Online Education
About the author:

echelon® specializes in online continuing education, integrating course design and media development with accreditation and hosting. Our mission is to serve the continuing education needs of individuals and organizations in various industries by providing high-quality e-learning and informational resources to enhance professional development. We offer engaging multimedia courses that follow best practices in educational design and fulfill continuing education requirements.

At echelon®, we develop our courses according to sound principles of instructional design and e-learning. Studies on best practices for adult education have shown that interactive, multimedia programs that support multiple learning styles have the greatest impact. Our courses combine audio, video, and animated graphics in ways that optimize interactive learning. Our participants will learn, not through reading articles or passively viewing PowerPoint presentations, but through participating in activities designed to reinforce concepts and stimulate thinking.

Online education has proven to be more cost-effective for not only the individual user but also for organizations, with the distance traveled to seminars being replaced with online educational programs. From Human Resources, OSHA, and healthcare, to specialized departmental education and training, our team of professionals works with each client in developing educational strategies from conception to distribution.

Since 2006, echelon® has been partnering with Phillips in designing, developing, and delivering high quality online educational courses and resources customized for their client’s needs. One-step ahead of traditional course delivery, research and development has begun to deliver our courses on tablets, ipads, and mobile devices guaranteeing that no matter what technology you use, your educational needs will be at your fingertips.

Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Credits: 1.50
Price: $30.00
Module Expiration Date:
6/1/2019: 2:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
3 months and 13 days

Sponsor and/or Accreditation: International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
Credits: 1.50
Price: $30.00
Module Expiration Date:
6/1/2019: 12:00 PM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
3 months and 14 days


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