Recognition and treatment of reactions to contrast media: a model for resident and faculty education employing lectures and case scenario workshops.

A. M. Echenique, R. Joseph, V. J. Casillas

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Abstract

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The effectiveness of an interactive course on the recognition and treatment of contrast media reactions was studied. METHODS: An instructional course on contrast media reactions was organized for the radiology staff, residents, and nurses. Before the beginning of the 3-day course, a 25-point pretest was administered to determine the ability of each participant to recognize and treat contrast material reactions. An identical posttest was administered after the course, and the pre- and posttest results were compared. RESULTS: There was a statistically significant improvement on the posttest scores for all subjects tested (P < .05). There was also a substantial improvement in the participants' confidence levels in dealing with contrast media reactions. CONCLUSIONS: A short course on contrast material reactions is a worthwhile learning aid that is simple to conduct and educates and instills confidence in both residents and staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-234
Number of pages5
JournalAcademic radiology
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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